Monday, 24 May 2010

OMG! Do women really fall for that kind of lines??

I don't usually name and shame and always try to use pseudos for any guys quoted here. But this one deserves his full credit! Let's start with his screen name: "Dark horse, hot blooded and stony hearted"
I know, not a good sign, but the best is still to come.
 His message to me:
"Hi Princess
it's obvious to any man that when God made you he really wanted to show of his artistic genius and flare.
BUT that not entitle you to my last Rolo.
If you want it and by that I mean if you like a challenge, come and get it. I will challenge you to a pillow fight.
Winner gets all, loser well she can pay for the Indian or Chinese."
He signed it with his real name and mobile number
Obviously he had a picture with that, looked liked an ugly boxer after a few rounds. I checked out his profile and I think this kind of summarise him (straight from his profile, I did not make that up!!):
"I know how to treat and respect a woman and I like to give my woman a feeling of power, self esteem, confidence and in the bed room I am always in control unless I say otherwise."
Er... No comments.

This men definitely didn't read the Rules!!

Ok, it has been a very long time since my last update. I had even started typing what you are about to read, but the trauma of that date (or should I say non-date) put me off any dating for a while. So here it goes...
The following was written on the 05 May 2010 and had to wait until now, until I fully recovered, for me to post it.
# Oh boy! Mr Tall has DEFINITELY NOT read the Rules. He cancelled on me at 17:30 for our 20:00 date! His reason for it? I did not confirm our date.
Er, let's rewind...
So the last text I sent him before that was :
 "Nandos on Wednesday sounds great. (name of the city)? Can we make it 8pm? It will give me a chance to get home and get my car."
 He then answered by text:
"8 is good for me! Not sure if this is pushing it so tell me if I am. but my work e-mail is as it's easier to message that way. Not to worry if you are busy though x"
As I was busy, I didn't answer, assuming that the previous texts were confirmation of our date. Obviously not confirmed enough for Mr Tall who this afternoon sent me the following:
"Hi going to cancel tonight as haven't heard from you. take care all the best with the search. Mr Tall"
WTF?? #

Back to today date 24 May. Ok, the above probably doesn't sound that bad. But here is what followed.
I went back to him saying that I didn't get back to him as I thought we had confirmed the date the day before and that I had been busy.
His answer? "I guess perhaps I'm an impatient person, or maybe unreasonable, but I do think that a quick text only takes a moment, so I guess I didn't make a good enough impression on you to warrant one. Either way the person I want to be with will make time and be happy to do that. So with that, and that you made time to go back onto "" last night rather than text me which tells me you're still looking. I think I'll leave it there. Believe me it pains me to do so x"
At this point I had to remind him that:
a) we had agreed the date the day before
b) I did have a life and was genuinely busy the day before, even if I had turn "" on before going baking in my kitchen
c) that what I did of my life at this stage was none of his business, because
d) we had only met once before
e) and that if he new I had been on-line, surely it was because he had been too
Believe it or not he texted me back to apologise for being so insecure and did 8pm still work for me.
Errr... NO?

So that was my last date, almost a month ago and I think it did seriously put me off dating for a bit!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Do men read the Rules too?

If you thought the introduction to my new date was straight out of the Rules, the date was even more so.
We met at a nearby shopping centre and went for coffee, well Hot Chocolate for me. We chatted for about 2 hours before I realised I had to run and before I could go... he asked me out for dinner!
To be honest, I found out more about him over those 2 hours that I probably really needed to. There was time where I kind of felt that I was part of a well rehearsed game show, along the line of "Your family" meets "This is your life". But overall he was charming and saying yes to the next date felt natural.
Despite his advertised height of 6ft4, he didn't feel that tall.
So that will be date #2 with Mr Tall tomorrow night. Which mean... I better get to bed and work on my beauty sleep!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

New Date!

I know it has been a while, and you probably thought I had given up. And who could blame you for it, my dating has been that slow that it did feel as if it had broken down.
I can however reassure you and confirm that I am back on the horse! I have my first date in a very long time tomorrow morning. He is tall 6ft 4, an accountant and lives near me. Hurray!
Our meeting seems to come straight out of the Rules. He messaged me first and asked me out on the third e-mail. Sent me his number and asked me to text him mine. He called first and we kept it under 10 minutes.
I have been to the beautician to get my eye brows done and will be finishing making myself beautiful, in an understated way, through day.
Let's hope the date is also Rules like...