Cambridge dating society
Impressed by this apparently rigorous approach, Ms Fontaine, 44, rang up to enquire about joining and a consultant invited her to an interview, not at the company’s registered offices in the City of London but at the Charing Cross Hotel on The Strand.‘I thought it was a bit strange but was quite happy because it was on my way home,’ says Ms Fontaine. She was given his email address and sent him a message. They emailed her some more details, for a man with a Persian-sounding name, who was 56 and worked in financial investments.They met at 5pm in the upstairs bar and spent an hour and a half talking about what she wanted in a partner.‘I asked her about the sort of men they had on their books and she told me she had two men immediately in mind for me. I asked specifically if these men were looking for a quick fling or a long-term relationship and she said, “If they’re paying upwards of £500 for membership, then they’re looking for a relationship.” ’She then enquired about meeting Tim but was told that he was now in a relationship and had come off their books. A strange email exchange ensued in which he informed her in pidgin English that while he was ‘very happy and excited to meet a person of such attractive profile’, he was ‘only a novice in the single life’.By Annemarie Grandke When I arrived at Cambridge University for CMI’s one-year exchange program in Physics, I was full of lovely notions of meeting the perfect English gentleman who would sweep me off my feet in a picture book romance À la Jane Austen.(Einstein’s Field Equations were clearly secondary to meeting the man of my dreams).As of 2014 Pembroke has a level of academic performance among the highest of all the Cambridge colleges; in 2013, 20 Pembroke was placed second in the Tompkins Table.
She says: ‘I thought I had better play ball and go along on at least one date, otherwise they would say I hadn’t tried.’They met at Sloane Square, in Chelsea, where Terry emerged from the Underground station wearing an anorak and carrying a rucksack.I was ready for a change from the MIT dating scene, tame as it is.However, somewhere between a drunken formal hall and a staggering walk to a college party, this vision sadly vaporized and all that remained of it by morning was a text message on my phone saying “Congratulations, I can’t believe you pulled him!!! Quite frankly, I couldn’t believe I had pulled him either, in fact I couldn’t even remember!It is part of the inter-departmental Godwin Institute for Quaternary Research, a loose collection of Cambridge University research facilities and workers focused on research particularly addressing the history of the last 1.8 million years.Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.