Gemma Atkinson: Men shuffle off after I call them mate or dude
ACTRESS Gemma Atkinson says she may never find anyone to waltz her down the aisle because she keeps relegating potential partners to the ‘friend zone’.
The Strictly Come Dancing contestant, who denied having a fling with the show’s Gorka Marquez, said she sends off-putting signals by calling admirers ‘mate’ or ‘dude’ in replies to messages.
‘My friends are like, “Don’t call a guy dude!”,’ the 33-year-old said. ‘Maybe I’m just not open to a relationship yet. Maybe I’m subconsciously blocking them!’
The former Emmerdale star, who is said to have bonded with Strictly professional dancer Gorka, 27, during group rehearsals, admitted she is indecisive when it comes to love.
‘I said to my mum the other day, “It’d be nice to have a fella”. Then the day after, I was like, “I’m so glad I’m on my own!”,’ she told Women’s Health.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth