ex-Ms. Sydney – Jemima
“Keep smiling. It makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.” Unknown
I’ve had gents tell me they have a terminal illness to get rid of me, to swearing their undying love (and then never contact me again post-sex). They’ve even used the excuse “I would…but I’m cleaning my fish tank tonight”. Seriously.
Sadly enough, I have actively tried to tick all those mysterious boxes required that supposedly makes oneself an attractive prospect. From purchasing my own house (financial independence box); starting my own business (drive and ambition box); volunteering for an animal re-homing organisation (good karma box); and lastly going blonde (the ‘what else can I do!!?’ box) – all to no avail.
I’m pretty sure that my edition of the Keep ‘em Keen Bible came from the same printing house as the Perfect Prospect Checklist. I need a refund for both. Stat.
So why do I think I’m single?
Well more often than not, I become ‘one of the boys’ as opposed to a ‘girlfriend’. I’m clinging (for dear life) to the notion that my single status is just a run of bad luck – for the last 12 years.
Why are you participating in 3six5dates?
To me, the idea of dating lots of men for, ahem, research purposes sounds just fantastic!
I run a very cool, ‘testosterone’ based Event Management business (along with two other jobs!) and I meet new and interesting people every, single day. I honestly thought meeting ‘the one’ would be a simple numbers game – but instead, it has been a pretty good example of me being numerically challenged.
Unfortunately the signs are pointing to there being something wrong with me. Surely not! Mind you if I get to the end of this dating venture and still have Manthrax, I don’t know what I’ll do!
In any case it is certainly going to be a funny, emotional roller coaster and I look forward to having you aboard my crazy carriage of destruction.
- A contagious smile.
- A high element of practicality – i.e. can fix and build things.
- Outdoorsy, specifically – manly hands.
- Enjoys the company of my friends and family.
This list could go on for eternity…but the vitals are above.
What do you believe is the biggest challenge for you to surrender your single status?
I have not found the synergistic qualities in a man that makes me operate as a better person. I want to be half of a fantastic partnership!
I am certainly not a demure character and I will need to surrender my ‘ego’ a little. The sound of my mother’s voice rings in my ears:
“Darling, you can be a little intimidating. Men don’t like that.”
I know, I know – no one likes to feel intimidated!
However, for all my egotistical qualities (which, just quietly, are defense mechanisms) – there is a girl in here just busting to have laughs, cuddles and adventures with someone special.
Jemima’s Career Bio
Jemima started her Event Management business in 2007. She developed the skills and experience for this after working in the racing industry for several years. However, the real driving force came from her desire to take ownership of her working life along with the encouraging words of a show performer at the time.
“I had taken a short-term contract to manage a show and the big-name entertainer made a point of telling me that after 15 years in the industry, I was the most professional Event Manager he had ever dealt with. It was really encouraging, especially because that was the first time I have ever run that kind of event!”
He emailed me a few weeks later to reiterate his praise and I think it was that, combined with a moment of fearlessness and bravery (and sometimes, I think stupidity), that encouraged me to ‘bite the bullet’ and start my business.
Tags: business owner, dating in Sydney, drive and ambition, ego, entrepreneur, Event Management, financial independence, going blonde, intimidating, Jemima Key, Manthrax, Side bar, ticking boxes
So what do you think of Jemima’s Bio?
She certainly has a lot of ‘boxes’ ticked for herself.
Are you anything like her or do you know anyone like her?