I logged on to my laptop to find an email from the Mature Free and Single website showing a page of new members, I glanced at the photographs and one caught my eye, it was a guy older than myself who lived about 20 miles away. It was something about his face that I liked it was a really clear photo which is so important and I decided to click to find out more about him.
His profile made me smile, he was a southerner who had relocated due to his work and now living in Yorkshire. Because he was new to the area he thought that joining a dating site would help him meet people for friendship and maybe even more. I liked the fact that he had said friendship first I think that is a sensible approach to online dating.
I sent him a welcome to the site message, introducing myself and testing the water really to see if he was receptive to my photograph and my profile. Sure enough he emailed me back saying thanks and we shared a few emails, and I explained the merits of the site.
Over the next couple of evening we emailed and then progressed to chatting online, this made our communication quicker and more personal somehow.
After five days he asked me if I would like to meet him and of course I said yes. We agreed to meet half way and I chose a garden center which had a lovely coffee shop, most garden centers do and it’s a nice impersonal place to meet.
I took care getting ready going for a casual look of jeans and a jumper with smart black boots and red coat. Applying a little make up a spray of perfume and I was good to go. I arrived about 5 minutes early and text him to say I was there.
He was further down the car park and I saw him get out of his car and I smiled to myself. Hmm at least he looked like his photographs. I climbed out of my car, in all honesty feeling a little bit embarrassed. He saw me and started walking towards me smiling.
Finally we were face to face saying hello and he gave me a kiss on the cheek. He had obviously made an effort to meet me, he looked great in jeans and a jumper and I could smell his aftershave which was lovely.
Shall we grab a coffee he said, and we walked towards the entrance. We walked into the coffee shop ordered a coffee and sat down together, looking at each other we just starting smiling, well he said at least we have both turned up!