It's now over a year since my husband and I decided to go our separate ways. My friends at work decided it was maybe time for me to go out on a few dates. I like living alone and have no desire to become embroiled in a "proper relationship" - mainly because I'm not very good at it!!! (please, Christian, no comments about my relationship history!!! The general world does not need to know about that!)
So I have signed up to a dating website!!!! I'm not saying which one as I would hate for you (who know the real me) to see what I've put about myself!!
It is the funniest thing I have ever done. We have been in helpless, stomach aching, weeing our pants fits of laughter at work about some of the 300 plus replies I have had in just 4 days!!! There's some desperate folks out there. (If one of our directors is reading this I have to point out that we are not using company internet for inappropriate activities!)
I have learned not to even read the profiles of those who don't post photos (probably fell out of the tree and hit every branch on the way down!)
Here's some examples of the messages I have received...
"Hi , let's you and me get together and make beautiful music " (honestly!)
"You look nice, I've got a big nose and big feet, wanna chat?" (can you imagine?)
and the best one yet....
"My Mum has just moved out and I need a new friend!"
There are some seemingly quite nice and normal people on there too, and I have had a few web chats with some men who seem genuine and kind. I actually have a date lined up for this week with someone who I have spoken to on the phone - but I'll be going somewhere public, won't drink, and as my Grandma would say - will be keeping my hand on my ha'penny!!!
I'm not going to tell you the web address of the dating site as it's not fair for you to go looking and laughing at some of the strange folk - not unless you've paid you £15.99 per month subscription like I have!!!