Or they pick up someone very quickly in a bar or club. I have a great social life and lots of friends but I’d really like to share that with someone special. So I texted him to say: ‘I know you’re coming from a long way away so can I arrange the spare room for you tonight or would you prefer a local B&B?
So if someone gives you a tiny bit of attention, it doesn’t matter what age you are, you still get that ‘high’ we all remember from our younger days. ’ I was shocked when he got really abusive and nasty. His last text said: ‘You’re more stupid than I thought you were.’ And he was right.
A friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in years told me recently that she, too, met her husband on an Internet dating site.
They’re happily married, just moved into a new house, and are now talking about starting a family.
She thought he was full of himself and rude during their first encounter.
It definitely wasn’t love at first sight, she said — that took a while.
Be patient and relaxed as you get to know an individual you have met over the Internet.’ One plus side of internet dating is your friends needn’t get involved in your love life, because that’s a recipe for disaster. I’ve got the perfect guy for you — but he’s not quite ready yet.’ When I asked why not, she said: ‘Well, his wife’s not quite dead yet.’ Often, I’ve seen a guy’s photo and thought: ‘Wow! Some women I know go on these sites for the same reason men do, but that’s not my style. Most of the men I’ve met have dressed smartly — that’s probably an age thing.’ But when you email them, you get a message back saying: ‘This man is not available.’ Or you get an email, but as soon as you ask for something like a phone number you never hear back. One friend met a gorgeous man online who said he was a TV presenter. I’m looking for someone to share dates and go to dinner parties with. Sadly, once men hit the 60 mark, they tend to go downhill a bit looks-wise. You can’t let it put you off leading a full life, though. Always arrange to meet in a public place, such as a restaurant or coffee shop and go where there are plenty of people. It is best to meet the other person in the daytime and to let a family member or friend know who you are meeting and where in case a problem should arise with your meeting.Always drive yourself to and from the meeting because you do not want the other person to know where you live or work just yet.