What happened dude, don't say she scammed you?
It was kind of surreal now looking back. On meeting her for the first time, she was unusually
"keen" on me. We swapped numbers as she mentioned about wanting to meet agency clients
1-2-1 by-passing the agency itself (my guess to avoid paying agency commission).
Then things started to spiral out of control, started to exchange flirty type text messages then
escalated to a full-on dating relationship, ie evening meals, cinema screenings, overnight
sessions at hotels, and crazily on my part even introducing her to my close circle of friends
during a social outing.
Throughout this "dating phase" never paid for sex, just the costs of entertaining her as mentioned
above and on quite a few occasions split costs or she even paid for overnight hotel accommodation.
Bizarre I thought when my mind was NOT fixated on the "free casual sex" and it was bloody good.
Circa Feb/Mar 2003, she was going away on a trip to Europe, promising to contact me again on
her return to London. She started to talk about becoming engaged with view to marriage with
me on her return. However, here was the sting. She asked if I could loan her some money,
she didn't ask for a gift. Due to my own STUPIDITY & GULLIBILITY in believing the story
of her coming back and relationship becoming more serious, I gifted her £1,500
but in essence even LOANING money out was crazy never mind gifting this amount,
Surprise, surprise later when she returned from her Euro vacation, she ignored my calls to
see her again, she had zero intention of ever becoming engaged/married to me. Her only
regret (her own words to me) was that she could not fleece out more money from me
when I did manage to speak with her.
Moral of the story: NEVER confuse punting with dating