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First Meeting

I was feeling nervous tonight was the night that I was going to meet Tony a guy who I had been chatting to for quite a while on the Mature Free and Single website. Tony appeared to be great fun always cracking jokes and seeing the funny side to things.

I had made the effort wearing a new dress, strappy sandals and a smart white jacket. After taking a while painting both my toes and finger nails I brushed my newly cut hair and I was ready to go. We had agreed to meet at a Chinese restaurant. midway between where we lived, for 8pm.

I jumped into my car and set off in good time, never one to be late for any date because there is nothing worse than being sat somewhere looking like you have been stood up.

It was just after 7.50pm when I drove into the car park and noticed straight away that Tony was in his car, a smart VW, looking, as I felt, nervous.

I pulled alongside his car and we both got out to greet each other. “At last we meet said Tony” rubbing in the fact that he had asked me out several times before I had agreed. Not because I did not like the look of him, but purely down to the fact that experience had shown me that it was not always the best idea to jump straight into meeting a new person. I found that the more emails or phone calls that you have with someone before you meet them gave me a much better idea as to whether we were going to be a match.

“Hello Tony”, I replied taking note that he too had made the effort looking very smart in beige chinos and a smart checked shirt. He smelt lovely too as he leaned in to give me a kiss on the cheek. ”You look lovely he said and you smell divine”. Great minds think alike I thought smiling to myself as we walked in to the restaurant.

We were led to a table for two and both sat and studied the menus then looked at each other and both said at the same time, “Shall we go for the banquet”. Laughing we both said “great minds think alike.” After the food was ordered we sat sipping our drinks and, as appeared to seem normal after meeting someone from the dating site, we began regaling stories of other dates that we had both been on previously.

Everyone seems to have a funny story to tell and he was telling me about when he had met one lady who had not made any effort at all with her appearance. She had arrived in jeans and a tee-shirt with what appeared to be unwashed hair, not his type at all.

“What did you do” I asked him, curious as to what he would tell me. He smiled and said “well I did not want to appear rude, so I bought her a drink and we had a chat for half an hour before I excused myself and left on the pretext of another appointment.“

I smiled to myself I liked Tony he was honest, genuine and a good catch for any lady. This looked like it was going to be a very good evening.

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