I was surfing the Mature, Free and Single website one night, reading profiles, when I came across one that caught my eye. 5ft 11, Hmm, okay to my 5ft 8, non-smoker, good, another plus, family man with a sense of humour, great.
After seeing he was online I decided to send him a cheeky wink to see how the land lay. Sending a wink is a good icebreaker to see if the man would indeed be interested in me.
I did not have to wait long before a wink was returned. Mmm good, what now. I re-read his profile and noticed that he was into sailing. After many trips on the Norfolk Broads, I decided to send a message.
‘Hi Tony, I see you like boats, I used to have a boat on the Norfolk Broads, have you ever been there?’
He replied a few minutes later,
‘Hi Elaine, thanks for the message. Yes I know the Norfolk Broads well; would you like to chat online?’
Now, instant messaging is a good way to get to know someone without interruption, so we began chatting and found we had lots in common.
Like me, he had four grandchildren, we both loved boats, and we both had the same taste in music. His humour came across online and I found myself giggling at the screen. He was also a good typist which is always a help and he could spell too!
In no time, we had been chatting for two hours, comparing our dating experiences, and what we thought to the site, which was all positive. We agreed it was time to say goodnight but made arrangements to chat again the next night. Then we saved each other as a favourite, which makes it easier to find each other, next time we came online
I was all excited, he seemed really nice, I even had a few butterflies which is always a plus.
The night, at the agreed time, I went online and noticed he also was. I instant messaged him to let him know I was online, and he replied, saying ‘hello’ in a matter of seconds. I smiled to myself. He is keen I thought with a satisfied grin.
Again, we were chatting and the time flew. In no time, it was time for bed. It was obvious that we both wanted to carry on chatting, but work the next day prevented it. We decided to exchange our mobile numbers, because without doubt we wanted to meet up and see if that elusive spark was present. We had it online, but the truth is in the meeting.
We signed off and then within seconds we were texting each other. We were like teenagers, and it felt good. We both agreed to talk on the phone the next night, and I went to bed with a big smile on my face.
The following night my mobile rang. I looked at the screen, and it was his number, now I really had butterflies, I picked up my phone with a smile and said ‘Hello…’
To be continued :