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to be really annoyed with this woman in the Guardian?

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hatwoman Sat 20-Nov-10 20:06:32

the blind date woman - said that her date should have offered to pay for her taxi. grrrr. bloody whipper snappers (she was 24-ish) undoing the hard work of so many others.

Goingspare Sat 20-Nov-10 20:18:37

Yes, saw that. YANBU.

5DollarShake Sat 20-Nov-10 20:31:21

It's not because she is young, is it? It's just because she's a freeloader.

earlymorningwaking Sat 20-Nov-10 20:53:10

YABU for 'whippersnappers'. Plenty more older kept women than younger.

southeastastra Sat 20-Nov-10 20:54:37

oh blimey reminds me of an article i read about dating in new york. so many tick lists or the poor bloke was out on his ear.

it's very backward

Longtalljosie Sat 20-Nov-10 21:01:21

I was astonished when I saw it - does anyone actually do that?

newwave Sat 20-Nov-10 21:05:45

Made me raise an eyebrow as well, if I was the bloke i would throw away her number

perfumedlife Sat 20-Nov-10 21:06:36

YABU the Guardian is rubbish smile

hatwoman Sat 20-Nov-10 21:15:02

the whippersnappers thing was speculation on my part that this paricular youngster just didn't "get" feminism. probably doesn't realise just how different a world it was for women 50 years ago, just how hard won some of the battles have been and just how many there are still to go. I apologise to all those (many) whippersnappers who do get all that. and extend my critism to all the middle agers and fogies who don't.

hester Sat 20-Nov-10 21:16:31


newwave Sat 20-Nov-10 21:22:04

perfume, The only paper worth reading along with the Indy and Observer.

Whats your choice.

MrsVincentPrice Sat 20-Nov-10 21:23:33

Yes I was shock too.

domesticslattern Sat 20-Nov-10 21:27:23

Yanbu. I actually moaned about that bit to my DH earlier today- read out her comment and we agreed she was an arse. And she had just had a free meal off the Guardian!

Got to say that that whole feature irks me every week though.

SuePurblybiltByElves Sat 20-Nov-10 21:28:59

I love the Sat Guardian. But the dates are becoming annoying. I may apply to go on one myself grin

hatwoman Sat 20-Nov-10 21:35:23

I love the date thing. it's virtually the only thing I read. love the fact that week after week the men rate the women higher than vice versa. are they less fussy or less critical?

lennythelion Sat 20-Nov-10 21:37:13

YANBU - I thought the same when I read it. The blind dates are very rarely compatible!

scottishmummy Sat 20-Nov-10 21:41:45

plenty middle agers livin off hubby or ex.grrr bloody tena ladies undoing the hard work of so many others.

justabit Sat 20-Nov-10 21:44:49

wasn't the age. was the attitude.

perfumedlife Sat 20-Nov-10 21:46:33

I'm a Telegraph reader, know thy enemy grin

The Guardian seem to me to print what we already knew, and the actual investigative element seems to have declined.

scottishmummy Sat 20-Nov-10 21:48:22

was that why 24yo whipper snapper age was mentioned?

some folk are flaky of age regardless of age

mumbar Sat 20-Nov-10 21:48:58

wouldn't have said the age - I had DS at 24 (and 2 days!) It just takes us back to the sense of entitlement again.

TBH as a single mother of 30 I'd happily walk home if someone wanted to take me out for dinner grin

CaptainBarnacles Sat 20-Nov-10 21:49:21

Yes, YANBU. I thought she was a total princess - also turned up 20 minutes late for the date.

KPidgeon Sat 20-Nov-10 21:53:25

YANBU- I thought exactly the same thing. I'm 29 and loads of girls my age would expect that though- with a certain "princess" attitude about it. Pathetic.

SuePurblybiltByElves Sat 20-Nov-10 22:28:11

I bought the Mail today for the first time. I want the Kate'n'Will plate for a pressie grin

JamieLeeCurtis Sat 20-Nov-10 22:29:38

I noticed that too. Was very surprised

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