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Dating & Friendship for the Over 40s...

Is he the one?

I had been emailing someone on the mature free and single website for quite a while and then we decided to have a chat on the phone. I have to be honest, you can tell a lot about a person by their voice, which may sound like a funny thing to say but lets be honest even David Beckham’s voice is a bit of a let down when you hear it.  Shallow! How you dare call me shallow I am just being honest.

Anyway the evening arrived and at 7pm on the dot my mobile rang. I answered the phone with trepidation hoping that my nerves would not make me sound like Minnie Mouse! A deep voice, Brilliant I had managed to jump the first hurdle. We chatted for about half an hour discussing various topics and then we agreed that we would meet up the following Saturday for a coffee in a quaint little pub restaurant in Holmfirth. I was really excited.

I took a lot of care getting ready I wanted to go for the smart but casual look I did not want to arrive looking like I was having an evening out on the town likewise I did not want to look like I had not made an effort. I chose a pair of black jeans with a lemon blouse and flat shoes.

I arrived just in time and walked across the car park and saw him waiting in the doorway we waved to each other and finally after 4 weeks of emailing we were standing face to face.

He had a pleasant smiley face not exactly what I was expecting but at least he was smiling although he was obviously nervous just as I was. We walked in to the dimly lit pub and ordered a coffee each. Then we started the usual conversation about mature online dating and what we both thought of it. He had been on the site on and off for the last 6 months and had been on various dates. He was amusing and I found myself warming to him. We laughed at our various renditions re online dating.

All in all in was a very pleasant first meeting but something was missing. He felt more of a friend than a potential love interest. We drank our coffee and then made our way to the car park.

We both smiled at each other and then almost together said it was lovely meeting you BUT: then we both laughed. Yes we both admitted although having a lovely time we both felt that perhaps we were not suited to each other in a romantic way. This does happen with online dating but if you are mature and honest about our feelings then no one gets hurt.

We gave each other a kiss on the cheek said goodbye and never saw each other again.   Back to the drawing board!  

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