Tom Odell's disaster date excuse
Tom Odell claimed his house had burned down, just so he could leave a bad date
Tom Odell claimed his house had burned down to get out of a bad date.
The 26-year-old singer admits he hasn't had the best of luck with women and has even resorted to desperate measures like climbing out of a toilet window in order to cut short one evening.
He said: "I've been on some bad dates. One was so bad I actually climbed out of the toilet window.
"I've definitely come up with a few excuses too, like, 'My friend is going through something, I've got to go' or 'My house is burning down'. There's only so many times you can use that one though."
The 'Another Love' hitmaker once attempted to write a song in a "cheesy" attempt to apologise to a girlfriend, but now thinks the most romantic gift he could ever give someone would be a book.
He said: "When I was 19, I made the awful mistake of writing a song for someone.
"I was in the doghouse because I'd forgotten to get her a Valentine's Day present and I wrote a song because it was the quickest thing I can do.
"It wasn't very well written and was so obvious and cheesy.
"Now I think that the best gift you can get someone is a book inspired by that person."
Tom never singles out a single physical feature that he finds attractive but admits he is unsure exactly what it is that draws him to someone.
He told Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "I've never said that someone has great hair or a lovely a**e.
"It's like a symphony... it's the violins, the piano, the percussion, and when they all comes together, it's attractive even though you don't know why."