I was scanning through the photographs when I saw one that caught my eye. He looked very nice, he was my age, lived three miles away and his name was Geoff. I quickly sent him a welcome email saying:
Welcome to the site. My name is Elaine. I just wanted to tell you that this is a brilliant site and there are some lovely people on here. It can be a bit daunting to begin with but you will soon learn how to get the best from the site. So good luck Geoff and if you need any help or advice please feel free to contact me.
I pressed the send button and then did not think about it again until two days later when I logged onto the website and noticed that I had received an email from Geoff which said the following.
Thanks for your email welcoming me on to the site. I am new to all this and yes it did seem a little daunting until I received your email which made me realise that everyone feels that way to begin with.
I never thought I would ever come onto a dating site, but I suppose everyone says that. Someone at work said I should try the Mature Free and Single website just to make some new friends so here I am.
Tell me Elaine, how have you found the site?
I quickly type back a reply saying that I was enjoying the site and had made several friends from the ages of 42 up to 84. I went on to tell him that I had been on several dates although I preferred to call them meetings rather than dates, because, I was online looking to make friends.
I then went on to tell him about the diary entries and how they were a good way to get his personality across and explained that it was through writing and responding to peoples diary entries which had enabled me to make many friends from Scotland right down to Lands End.
I pressed the send button and went on to write a new diary entry telling the other members a funny story about my day.
Later that evening I was reading through the male members diary entries chuckling at some of the comments from my many friends when I saw the photo of Geoff and his diary entry read:
I am new to the site and after emailing a regular on here who advised me to write a diary entry to get noticed I thought I would give it a go. I could do with some more tuition regarding the site though so I wondered if the lady who is a regular would like to meet me for a coffee.
I smiled to myself, hmmm, it would appear that I was going out for yet another coffee.