Dating internet story weird
I decided I'd start writing a blog about it – in honour of being bitten on my first date, I called it "28 Dates Later".Of course, writing about dating posed its own challenges.It's a big commitment – sort of like having a second job where you're paid in anecdotes. I met approximately one woman I really liked for every 10 dates I went on – and after 25, I met a woman I really, really liked.I went on the last couple of dates for the blog, but I knew in my heart she was the one I wanted.On mainstream sites, I often found people who were strange – one girl who organised her dating via a giant spreadsheet, for example, and another who started tearfully talking about her suicide attempts by the second drink.From the experiences of friends, I'd expected, as a bloke, to be doing all the chasing, but I found that wasn't the case.She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
It was only a week later, visiting my doctor suffering from headaches and nausea, my doctor (a lovely old posh Scottish lady) asked: "Hmm, have you been bitten by any animals, Willard? My favourite was a girl who told me she went on a date with a guy who was genuinely dreadful – a real "ahem, you had three rolls, I had none, so a I think a 35/65 split is more equitable on the bill" type. And attached to the text was a picture of said massive penis.*Names have been changed to protect identities En español She wrote him first. In the summer, when the trees leafed out, you couldn't even see the road or the neighbors. She'd grown up here, in a conservative pocket of Virginia. When it came to meeting new people, however, her choices were limited. The holidays were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone.A short message sent on a Thursday evening in early December 2013, under the subject line: Match? She signed up for a six-month subscription to Match.com, the largest and one of the oldest dating services on the Web.That was months ago and we've been dating ever since.
It's getting fairly serious – she's met my mum, we've said the dreaded "L" word. It's great fun and you should try it if you haven't tried it before – and if your first few experiences put you off, remember: 1) they probably aren't worse than mine; 2) there really are lovely people just like you out there.
The date was over in about an hour and she headed home, thinking, what an arsehole. In fairness to him (she's shown it to me), it was huge – like two beer cans welded together.