Online dating is brutal. But it seems to be the way everyone meets people these days. You hear about the cutesy stories of couples who met on dating sites and then got married and live happily ever after. I’m on a low income and I don’t have the money to go out socialising to meet guys in the traditional sense. I also don’t have the money to spend on subscriptions for online dating sites, so I’m using a couple of free ones. The problem with that is the free ones tend to attract the loonies and you have to sift through them. Around Christmas time, one of the well known paid dating sites had a free trial going on, so I signed up and got talking to two guys who I went on dates with. The second guy lasted one date, but I went on 4 dates with the first guy. After the fourth date, I decided to call it quits. He was lovely, but too nice for me. He needs a nice girl who will heat his hot water bottle for him at night and curl up on his chest whilst he reads his book 20 minutes before bed. I shit you not, that’s what he does every night. And that’s absolutely fine, but it’s not for me. I need someone with a bit of fire in his belly. I want him to be passionate about life. Lovely as that guy was, he didn’t have a passionate bone in his body.
So here I am, giving it another shot. It’s been…about a week I think? I’ve lost count of how many crazies I’ve had to sift through and I’m already getting bored with it. I go through phases with online dating. No money to go out and find someone, so I make an account. A week later, I get fed up and disheartened so come offline for a while…then it all starts again! I did get a laugh this week though. I’d started messaging a guy who is an animal lover…great! But is also a vegetarian. And that’s fine. My best friend is a vegetarian and her husband eats meat, so it’s possible that this could work. Then he told me that when his meat loving friends come over for a takeaway, he makes them eat from paper plates using disposable cutlery because he will not have meat touching anything in his home. And for that reason, he will not have a pet that eats meat either. Well there goes that! I have two cats who love meat. Needless to say, I ended the conversation there.
For your entertainment, here’s some of the messages I’ve receieved over the past week…
Heya, thought you sounded really nice, also I loved cats myself, not had luck with pets tbh lol also you look great and I’d love to talk sometime
“Not had luck with pets”…erm, have you been killing them off or something?
Hi, would you be interested in something casual?
I really love your face and style. Charmed. I would like to learn more about you. I love the expression of your face and the way your eyes are looking at the world.
So another thing which normally becomes a stumbling block is my kinky side. i know its not ideal to bring up in a first message but from previous experience I’ve found its good to just be honest from the start. Im getting old now so shouldn’t be wasting much time. Hetroflexible is a term a lot of people are not familiar with or understand. Basically I’m straight and only date/kiss women but occasionally my kinky side makes me go with guys occasionally. Could this be a bonus for you?
Each to their own and all, but…nope.
Hello how are you where about in (the town that I live in) are from you if you don’t mind me asking
Oh sure, I live on…hold on a second. It’s a small town. I’m not telling you that.
Dropping you a dime coz your looking fine 🙂
Hey you are gorgeous. Could I tempt you to shopping and cocktails sometime x
Not sure what to say about this one. If you’re paying, then sure! I need some new clothes.
And that’s just a selection! I’m sure I’ll come offline again and hope that the crazies go away for a while. Until next time!
With love, Darling Soul x