My online dating experience
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I'd assumed I'd meet normal people from normal sites, and odd people from the odd ones, but it didn't work out that way.
We found each other through a liberal newspaper’s dating site, ostensibly the hangout of ‘the creative’ but really just a load of people who are into HBO box sets and visiting the Tate Modern. I have noticed that people are no longer willing to give up their Friday nights for a first (and very often last) date. These days however people don’t want to give up their Wednesdays or Thursdays either – these being the preferred evenings for socialising, or working late.Getting back to the UK and taking stock, I realised my circle of single friends had dwindled as I'd got older, and I didn't want to date someone at work, as that's always struck me as complicated and potentially disastrous.I outlined my dilemma to my boss and she suggested I try online dating.Last year, I met a beautiful woman for a night of wine and wonder, it was a glorious conflagration that ended with the ignoble fade out.Afterwards, I wondered if the bar was set too high and I was destined for disappointment.I simultaneously wanted dates that were amusing enough to blog about, but I also wanted a real chance of meeting the future Mrs Foxton.
Then I hit upon an idea; why not do a multitude of different dating sites? I figured I could get my amusing dates from the madder sites – such as Biker Dating, Sea Captain dating or Godmother (which matches royals with commoners).
On my first online date, the girl thought she'd sexily nibble me over dessert: unfortunately, her "sexy nibble" was actually an incredibly hard bite and I ended up screaming in pain, bleeding all over the table and walking away thinking she was completely mental. As I told my story to friends who'd also tried online dating, they'd tell me their stories of bizarre experiences, too.
It was only a week later, visiting my doctor suffering from headaches and nausea, my doctor (a lovely old posh Scottish lady) asked: "Hmm, have you been bitten by any animals, Willard? My favourite was a girl who told me she went on a date with a guy who was genuinely dreadful – a real "ahem, you had three rolls, I had none, so a I think a 35/65 split is more equitable on the bill" type. And attached to the text was a picture of said massive penis.
The first date has therefore been loaded into the front end of the week – along with the rest of life’s administration.
Maria was not quite as sun kissed as her photographs suggested.
That was months ago and we've been dating ever since.