Last month you heard about my second meeting with T, and how I ended up upsetting him thus compelling him to make a swift exit. Read the gory story here.
Well, I did eventually hear back from him, but … he gave me the old heave-ho!
It hurt quite a lot to think that he didn’t want to see me again, and I was frustrated with myself that I had blown it over a few casual questions. People with baggage – we find them everywhere, I have my own family sized set of bursting open suitcases myself. I would have liked to have the chance to listen to his story and help him move on. But I wasn’t given the chance to let our ‘relationship’ go any further.
After a long phone-call to my good friend and a glass of vodka and tonic, I have decided to walk away from the experience with an age old saying in the forefront of my mind – ‘you win some, you lose some’. I lost this one. But I’m too old to dwell on it, so move on I shall.
I’ve decided to get straight back in to the dating pool, and not waste any more time. I have re-written my profile text and refreshed a couple of my pictures so that people could read and see something new about me.
I noticed that in my time off the site and dating T, that DatingAgency.com have launched a new feature called Encounters. Now this looked like my kind of fun! As I was sifting through all the men, clicking a few maybe’s, a few no’s and a lot of yeses (I figured, what did I have to lose) a little message box popped up from someone that wanted to chat to me whilst online.
I hesitated for a moment because I wanted to check whether I looked okay and if I had anything in my teeth. Then I realised that they can’t actually see me, and besides, I have no webcam on my ancient computer!
Feeling bold, I clicked ‘accept’ and there he was. Two seconds passed, and he started firing questions at me left right and centre. I could barely reply before the next question was asked. I wasn’t nearly as fast at typing as he seemed to want me to be! Flustered, I asked him to slow down. He typed back “I’m in a hurry.”
What was I supposed to get from that? He requested to message me, I accepted and he’s in a hurry?! I wasn’t aware that this had turned into online speed dating! With a swift click of the mouse, I got rid of the message box. Back to voting on some potential suitors – in my own time!
I probably clicked ‘yes’ on about twenty men out of fifty. Even if one of those people liked me back, then I’d be on to something. I decided to pop out for a coffee and check my messages when I got back. I was eagerly awaiting Prince Charming in a shining suit of armour to message me and sweep me away for a romantic whirlwind romance, but in reality, I would settle for a kind and caring 5’10” plus man. That’s not really too much to ask is it?
Suitably caffeinated, a couple of hours later I returned to my study, and there they were, winks and messages and my inbox was telling me ‘so and so has looked at your profile’ and ‘so and so want’s to chat’.
Well! I could get used to this attention!
Sifting through my five or six emails in my DatingAgency.com inbox, I did a double-take when I saw that T had messaged me! I felt a little flutter in my stomach as I clicked on the message to read it.
Wait … you don’t think I am going to tell you what it said do you? You’ll have to wait until next time before I divulge!