Online Dating Updates
SMUG UPDATE ALERT…
Met Hillwalker woman in January on PoF or “Plenty of Pish” as she calls it, all going well for now and she wants me to take her bike shopping FTW!Posted 4 years ago
Only snag is she is a real talker which can be a problem cause so am I! 😀
I told her I only joined PoF because of the chat on here about seamonsters etc, thankfully she saw the funny side of it.
Well, how is everyone getting on?
I have a date tonight. She is 37, and to be honest the age thing is hanging over me a little. I know it shouldn’t make a difference. I’m 31, she is 37. Technically there is 5 1/2 years between us, she has just turned 37 and I’m 32 in October. The onlt thing that could be a problem is if she wanted to a family…Posted 3 years agodavetraveSubscriber
Well a couple of months down the line from disastrous first attempt at dating (see above…) I’ve now had some potential success via the “Locals” function on PoF. Was up in the Lakes taking advantage of my folks’ place to get some biking/running done and some solitary relaxation, with them being away for a week on a walking hol. On the Fri night got random message from lass in Kendal who’d seen me listed as being local, looked at my profile and seen it said I actually live down south (at the moment) but decided to message me anyway.
Totally unexpected and unplanned as I’d been planning a weekend on my own away from everything but decided to chance it and we met up on the Sat afternoon anyway, went a walk (her choice of first date) then for dinner. Very successful, lots in common, conversation flowed naturally and we talked pretty much the whole 5 hours. Despite currently being down south she said she’d like to see me again and so now planning next date…
See my post above about age differences – if the person’s right for you, it’s not important…Posted 3 years ago
Bless you st colin, hope it’s helping you. (I seem to recall recent misery threads?).
How I wish I could get a 37 year old 😉
Been having some great chats over the past couple of days myself actually. (Without trying too hard, obviously!) She’s gone away for the weekend (or so she told me), but I feel like I’ve got loads to chat about with this one, so maybe it’ll go further…Posted 3 years ago
Thanks again. Oddly my posts refer to two different people.
It’s an odd feeling, I feel that maybe I’m forcing this. The first two dates have been nice, dinner and drinks, but I still feel very distant if that makes sense. I get I just want to be able to be close to someone again so maybe that’s just normal.Posted 3 years agodavetraveSubscriber
I’m certainly finding it a bit strange too, but think that it’s largely down to finding myself back in the uncertainty & insecurity of the dating scene / being single/alone again plus having been with the same woman for 10 years, still married but separated, making it feel almost like I’m cheating on her.
It’s just a mental block to be got through, if the time’s right you’ll know it, conversely, if it’s not you’ll also know it. And a lot of that’ll be down to meeting somebody that you click with…
I found that sitting down and thinking things through helped me – if you feel like you’re forcing things then that may be a sign that the time’s not right yet. That’s what happened to me with the first attempt anyway, 2 months down the line I’ve met somebody with whom I have clicked and now the time does feel right.Posted 3 years agoseosamh77Subscriber
crazy-legs – Member
One of the reasons she gave for meeting up wth me was that I’d sent a funny / original email.
go on share it with us?
Seems to be the most common request you see on the profiles.
Incidently I’ve meet 2 lassies from pof, one a few months ago, went ok, organised a second meeting, but I forgot it was my brother birthday so binned it and went out on the lash(I let her know), didn’t really think there was any point in trying again.
Second on was a few weeks ago, really nice lassie, but I obviously played it too cool, sent a text few days after got a reply saying I got it that I wasn’t your type blah blah. I was like what? because I didn’t try and jump you at first attempt ffs(I never texted that)? she was nice very nice actually, but I’m putting that one down to a bullet dodged, well either that or it was code from I’m not her type! ah well have a good life, next!Posted 3 years ago
I got a match on Tinder on Friday night. Spent the whole weekend chatting on there then on text. She said my photos weren’t very clear so asked if I was on facebook. I said yes, gave her my surname and she added me as a friend. And that was the last I heard from her. I know I am more Tarantino than Clooney but I was hoping for a slightly better reaction.Posted 3 years ago
As this has been bumped…
I’ve met and I’m dating someone from real life™. We’ve worked together for a year, it’s cheesy but for me it wasPosted 3 years ago
lustlove at first sight. Due to a lot of complications (and I mean a lot 😕 🙁 ) we finally got together earlier this year. There’s a lot of baggage, but, you can’t help who you fall in love with!
Okay, since we’re updating….
I’ve been going with a girl for just over two weeks now. Got a lot in common, fellow engineer type etc and we’re even going away together this coming weekend for the next round of the enduro here. Though once she sees my bike skillz, she’ll most likely leg it.Posted 3 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Weekend away with mine taking in the Hillbilly Event @ Kirry on Sun. Been together for 45yrs ❗
Hope you all find “that someone special” 😆Posted 3 years ago
I’ve come to the conclusion that i will never find the ideal woman online.
So i am now planning to hang around in the cafes at various trail centers and attempt to pick up a woman that way…….
I can post my itinerary here if any of the more adventurous ladies of STW want to apply for the position??? 😉Posted 3 years agoflowerpowerMember
Well… while we are updating…
I put a profile on POF after reading this thread, back in September / October. In the initial barrage of messages, two stood out as possibly rational mtbing guys. I arranged to meet the first, and shelved the second for later…
It was a couple of months later, after a few failed dates, that I remembered guy no2 and I got back in touch. He was still about, so we arranged to meet over New Year. It has been an ‘interesting’ few months 🙄 , not quite as straight forward as the movies make it out to be, but 5 months on and we’re still together, things have settled down and I am really very happy 8)
So to anyone thinking of giving up – you never know, someone could be just about to get in touch…Posted 3 years agoscaledMember
Well, online dating was a mixed bag for me – met someone really nice on fitness singles, one date but seeing as I was, at the time homeless I had a lot of both literal and metaphorical baggage that was too much of a risk for her.
That was the best thing that could have happened really, whilst I was briefly of no fixed abode I went to spend a few days with an old uni friend and we’re now approaching 6 months of awesome. She’s a horseriderist but despite only having ridden a bike 5 times in about 10 years is thinking of entering an enduro after seeing the one at gisburn.Posted 3 years ago
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