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Dating & Friendship for the Over 40s...

Night out


I received an email from a man on the dating site, which made me smile, it said,

‘Saw your photo and thought, hmm, read your profile and thought yeah, you sound really promising Elaine. We are not too far apart. Read my profile and let me know what you think.’

Well this was a different approach, and it made me smile. I looked at his profile and it basically said he was a very young 61 year old, he sounded different and full of fun, he was also into bike motor sports.

Hmm, someone completely different to me, but maybe the man who could take me out of my shell a little.  I liked that idea so I sent him an email back, basically saying hello, and letting him know I was interested in a subtle way.  Well, this went on for the next couple of days, and then I decided to let him have my mobile number so we could talk in person.

Its funny, the steps that you take when you are a member of a dating site, and particularly a mature dating site. First the emails, then the telephone, and then hopefully the big meet.

I loved the sound of his voice on the phone, and we were chatting non-stop for three hours the first time.  The following night saw us talking again for two hours this time, and this time he said ‘Look I really like the sound of you and I would love to meet you in person, how would you like to go out for a meal with me? Your choice of restaurant. Result? I was happy to accept for the following Thursday, a score of text messages ping ponged between us for the next few days.

I even went out and bought a new dress for the occasion, usually I wear smart trousers or even jeans and leggings, but for some reason I wanted to look ultra feminine for this man. I bought a long dress.

I had never felt so excited about a meeting, and not once did I have any doubts. For some reason I knew this was going to be a very special first meeting.

The day came, and I was okay all day until I got ready, then the nerves kicked in. I took special care of my appearance and once ready, I stood in front of the mirror to look, and I was really pleased with the result.

I drove to the meeting place, and had just parked up, when I saw his car come into the car park. My heart was beating ten to the dozen. I got out of my car and walked over to his. He looked his car down, turned round and gave me a massive hug.

‘Hi Elaine’, he said, ‘I have been so excited all day about meeting you’ He laughed, and then said ‘Well, you look just like your photo and I hope I don’t disappoint you?’

I could hardly speak I felt so shy. ‘No, I said you look lovely’.

Then we both walked into the restaurant for our first date together

To be continued.