After looking at his profile several times, I decided to take matters into my own hand. I emailed him the following –
‘Hello Richard, thank you for the winks. What do you think to the site then? I wondered if you were ever going to send me a message, or do you just like to wink at all the ladies?’
Fairly soon I got the following response –
‘Hoy you –
What is all this waiting for me to get in touch? ‘
Then a wink, followed by another message –
‘Are we going to meet up for a beer then?’ (With his phone number)
Result: I quickly typed my mobile number and sent it to him. Then, shortly after, my phone rang.
He sounded lovely and we arranged to meet the following evening at a lovely country pub/restaurant, which was halfway between where we both lived.
The usual nerves began to kick in with me during the afternoon. I wonder if I would ever get over the nervousness of meeting someone new. Some people find it exciting, but I am just plain nervous.
I decided that because it had been a lovely sunny day, I would put on a long floaty dress and a short cardigan.
Hmm… I looked quite good and pleased with the result, so I set off to the allotted destination.
I arrived 5 minutes early and as I pulled into the car park, I saw him waiting. My heart gave a little jump with excitement; it was very strange because he was not at all my usual type.
I am 5ft 8 and usually like taller men. He was approx. 5ft 7, although he had said he was 5ft 9.
He was quite slender, and I usually go for a stocky build.
I am only 56; he was 63, the oldest man I had met from the site.
Anyway, I got out of the car to go and greet him. He had a big smile on his face, which matched mine.
We walked in to the pub and I said I would like to buy him the first drink.
He replied – ‘No, let me’
I insisted and bought him a pint, and I had a tonic and lime. We went to sit outside in the beer garden, which had a stream running alongside. Enjoying the last hour of the sun we sat there chatting for a couple of hours. Then, we decided to go inside, went to sit on a settee and had a coffee.
It felt so relaxed and natural and we found each other sat staring in to each others eyes.
Then I knew that this was the elusive spark, which I had read about so many times. We could not take our eyes off each other and he leaned over and gave me a gentle kiss.
Could be the one!