Desperation sucks - you can smell it on their breath.
Barbara Kingan, a 46-year-old mother of three, doesn’t care. She admits
she is ’absolutely desperate’ to find a man and has now gone to the
lengths of hiring a PR agency to help.
Or as she puts it, she has decided to ’put myself in the hands
of ... experts’.
Step up Kizzi Nkwocha and Associates. Nkwocha’s agency is more used to
finding guests for daytime television shows, but he knows easy press
when he sees it - thank you, Daily Telegraph - and is giving his help on
the same ’contingency’ basis as US lawyers - that is, no boyfriend, no
Kingan says she has tried the classifieds - ’all liars’ - singles bars -
’all losers’ - and she has even tried taking congenial-sounding evening
classes, but without success.
Now, aware that the industry enjoys expert status in this area, the
Diary offers three top tips for finding a partner, short of appointing
your own agency. First, pretend to have a spare room in your flat -
invite all attractive sounding callers for a private view.
Second, go to the open auditions held every week for West End acting
parts and see who looks nice in the queue.
Last, put your name down as a street collector for half a dozen
charities and ask out the most generous punters.