Dating sites

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  1. buttons

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    I was happily married for years then we separated and I became a single dad. Kids grew up and I started getting out more but spending time mainly with friends and their wives.

    I decided to jump in at the deep end I joined a couple of free sites and started to meet a few which grew into a few more and some more, It was all beginning to become a bit of a chore.

    Anyway I put another add in the local rag which had a huge response, then one Wednesday night I had arranged to meet someone who had promised to cook me a meal, I knocked on her door and that was it hook line and sinker. She was 6' with long red hair and ten years younger than me, I couldn't get enough of her she was and still is one of the best things that has happened to me. We have been together now for some years and even my ex wife has moved in with us, they get on really well and the kids also love her to bits.
    Aim for the stars and you could be lucky but the chances are it might not happen over night...Good luck.(y)
     
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  2. Eggs

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    Winner every time!, I've had working Spaniels for years, 4 in total. I've not got a dog at the moment, nor a woman. I can see a new dog coming before long...
     
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    I met MrA on a social media site, not meant to be a dating site, but it was for many I think.
    I didn't even know what he looked like as he had a photo of Shrek, I had 2 photo's of myself among a group of buddies at an army do.
    I was getting bored with the dating thingy, it turned out MrA was as well & sent Shrek a message simply because in the written word he came across as someone with more than half a brain, he could spell & seemed interesting. I didn't expect a reply or anything to come of it...…….14 years later we are still talking, he really is the best thing since sliced cricket bats.:h:We have been through some really sh*te times together, stayed shoulder to shoulder and become even stronger.
     
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    That's some relationship you have Buttons.
    If I found my ex living in a cardboard box in a doorway I'd put a match to the box.
    I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.
     
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    Another vote for just going for it. Met John on an AOL site which no longer exists. I only wanted someone to take me out on the back of a bike a few times a year, 20 years on, still going strong.
    You do have to take some of the replies with a pinch of salt, we emailed then spoke on the phone, for months, before meeting up.
     
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  6. Clive

    Clive Funster Life Member

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    @Larby Thanks for your generous offer. It’s saved me money as I’ve now sold my Peterborough tickets :ROFLMAO:
     
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  7. Larby

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    Oh, I'm sorry you are not going to Peterborough, However, my twin sister is also disappointed as she wanted to meet you.

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    if you insist ill step in for the sister
     
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    That’s the best way Sue, getting to know each other before meeting up.
     
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    Where and when did you get that photo of my wife?:whistle:
     
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    On an escort site just last week :p
     
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    Oh that of course, it's just pin money for those little extras.
     
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    I got quite a few inquiries as a result of my dating site photo...

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    I suspect some of the ladies were only interested in one thing... :Eeek:

    (of course I knew for sure what the men were after...:whistle:)


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    Several years ago I met a few nice folk on POF, I also met a few that came across as nice but they were horrid and unkempt.
    Where did I meet my Happy Ever After...at a funster meet :D2.

    Love pops up when and where you are least expecting it but give the dating sites a go. At the very least they can give you some company at times of loneliness.

    I think @TUCANO could tell a story or two.

    Go for it Clive(y)
     
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    Someone said "Dating sites are like going to the local tip and bringing home the least broken item !":)
    Both my brother and my sis in law have been on a few dating sites but it never seems to work out too well, they both have "issues" but are convinced that finding the right person will make everything all right. :rolleyes:
    As others have said, take your time and don't lend anyone any money !

    Just reread this and it sounds pretty negative but I'm sure if you go into it with the right frame of mind, things could work out fine. I'm just going by what my brother's experiences were. He phoned me 3 or 4 years ago and I commented on how crackly the line was, he said "I'm in the Ukraine" I said "isn't there a war on there ?" he said "not in this part !" He'd gone across to meet some potential "brides" and I had to point out to him how dodgy that was. He just wants some stunner, half his age to look after him, without him having to do anything, totally impractical scenario, but can't get through to him.
     
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    Or be like me, Clive... learn to love your own company ... that way no horrible surprises when they become obssessive, lying, che .. err oh sorry ..got carried away. .

    Can't imagine being in a relationship at my age .. love my own company, doing what I want when I want, choosing good friends that make me laugh or understand me .. Any lonely moments are outweighed by the good ones. . Good luck with your decision. :)
     
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    This dictionary may be helpful...…...

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    :):):)
     
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    As a millionaire ex fighter pilot and neuro surgeon I find pubs are a good place to start but it's important to have a good chat up line. I would suggest sidling casually up to a woman and starting a conversation, something like: "Hi. I see you have an empty glass. Do you mind if I put my teeth in it?"
     
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    I've been on several , met a few good folk
    Met a lot of stark raving lunatics
    But also got a few funny stories out of it.
    Never met the love of my life though

    And not entirely sure that's a bad thing
     
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    I heard Screwfix ain't that good for dating.
     
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