Monday, 6 October 2008

Dating at 40+...

Well, it's that time again... Time to get out there and find someone to share the next chapter with. So I've put up my profile on an internet dating site... Internet dating!?!?!?

Not that long ago internet dating was just a seedy sort of fringe area where you could go to meet some very interesting characters. Nowdays however it is becoming the norm. I certainly find that I have no interest going to a pub or nightclub and shouting a conversation with women in the hope that they don't actually have a huge, apelike, boyfriend buying them a drink...

The interesting characters are still there, and I guess they always will be, but there are some truly genuine people there as well (me, for example).

I have tried this site before and only met a couple of people from a few contacts... This time I have chosen a good photo (the one on my blog profile) and worked on thoughtful profile. Within the first week I had 37 contacts! OMG! What do I do with this avalanche of women who all seem to want to get to know little old me? So I hid my photo! A few coffees and a picnic later I have met some lovely ladies and even with my photo hidden I am still getting "kisses" (for those who have never considered how internet dating is done, you either send a kiss or receive one to make contact, this bit is for free. If you are interested that's when you send an email and make contact)...

I'm off for a coffee tonight! Wish me luck...

6 comments:

Luhlahh said...

Hi Mal,
Back on the market, hey? Hope your 'coffee' went well. Good Luck with it all.
Lou.

Malcolm said...

Thanks Lou,

Coffee was nice, date was not interested. Fair enough, that's how it goes.

I have met a couple of people who are very nice so we'll just have to see how it goes...

Ruby said...

Malcom, you had me laughing reading this post.

"37 contacts!" Hey not bad. LOL

Hope you're having a blast. :D

(don't forget to tell her she's pretty and buy her chocolate). I know you know that, but i'm just reminding you. ;)

Malcolm said...

Hi Ruby,

37 was in the first week, things have slowed a little since then. I still have people to meet and so far things have been pretty positive (no raving lunatics)...

Thanks for the chocolate advice, I must admit to being very out of practice...

little red hen said...

I watched a friend meet a large number of those interesting people. I'm still clinging to the romantic notion that one day I will just happen to meet that one special person in my day to day life. (LOL)
Any way Good luck! I recently attended the wedding of another friend who met her partner on line.

Ruby said...

Hey Malcom,
Just now seeing your reply.

Hope you're still having fun.
Glad there are no raving lunatics!