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celebrating half a century of dating chit chat, all welcome ...
Just catching up.
jules what an arse. You okay? He sounds awful but you got the measure of him quickly and got yourself out of there. Only positive I can gleam from it I think!!
kin I am going to get me one of those cocktails later!! Sounds delish. So does your snogging session!!!
Well Pilot has not been in contact - shooooooock!! No other men on pof that fit my bill so I am going to get out in real life tonight!! Can't quite believe it, feels like ages since have had a night out!! Going to put a fab twirly dress on, heels, smokey eyes and flirt with as many men as possible tonight.
Was at a conference with work yesterday and it was amazing. Feel totally proud of the company I work for, love the people I work with and lucky in my job. Learnt a lot and feel massively motivated by it. Learnt a bit about mindfulness there too. I have just got a new book on kindle that was recommended called Search Inside Yourself. I will give it a go and feedback to you all.
Happy weekend, everyone!
Juliette, he sounds just awful. Well done for getting out and dealing with it so well. What I don't understand is why someone so creepy chose to ask out someone who would clearly see straight through him. He was setting himself up for a fail, most arseholes like that would be more likely to go for someone more vulnerable.
Sorry I missed the shoe convo, they are all lovely and worthy of places on my shoe mantelpiece (it's imaginary, it started when I saw a beautiful pair of pink suede sandals years ago, when I decided that I couldn't ever wear them, but seriously considered buying them just to have on a mantelpiece and look at).
Nora, glad it went well, you sound as if you're looking forward to his encore?
WFF decides to sew her grade 5 Jezebel Badge on, casts her gaze around...what do I sew it onto? Ah, I know, my big girl pants! The ones I wear on the way home
Kirsty oh nooo you poor thing having all that going on <stealth hug>
Juliette what a complete and utter knobber yesterday. Sounds horrific... well done getting out of there so quickly.
Kin... when are you seeing showbiz next?
@ Jules, shall we go to the darkened room for a bit...I've got toffee popcorn and some crisps.
Kristy, the toenail sounds 'Ouch!' without the cut tongue but it's the thought of tackling holiday laundry, you poor love.
I have returned to bed as not feeling well I am definitely coming down with cold/strongwoman flu. Feeling rubbish....
If only that litany of GSM crapness was an exception - 'Soul Mates' ? pah, more like 'Shite Muppets'
WFF I would find it very difficult to go to one of those entirely alone, it sees a lot of people go with a group of friends. There is also the age limits. It will pass I know but right now I feel like I wouldn't want to go and meet anyone anyway.
WFF the last text I sent TheBoy was on Wednesday asking it he'd found a suitable venue for today .. He knows I am back .. Doesn't matter
I am quite sun kissed but not smiley .. I had a few mishaps on holiday .. Knocked my big toenail half off (I am currently at the podiatrist waiting to be seen) and broke a filling which is not painful in itself but has cut my tongue so eating , drinking and talking are all quite painful .. And I've just dropped DD with
fuckwit features stbxh and am a bit lost for something to do not withstanding the huge pile of laundry and am feeling quite sorry for myself
Jules, would you try the singles events they have in the some large towns and cities? I've always liked the idea of them, especially if it is a regular event.
gsm men, 2013 so far.
No 5 the one with a trust fund who said he didn't mind buying me a cider because it was cheap.
No 4, Mr Software, perfectly nice but old photos, 2 st heavier and a just not for me due to being a bit
boring lacking of spark.
No3 the ex band member, lovely interesting man but very old photos and at least 3 or 4st heavier. His Tourettes meant I kept wondering what he was looking at.
No 2 amusing in writing, no idea what he was really like as he cancelled on the morning of the date
No 1 yesterday's fiasco.
I didn't realise he was abusive when you left Juliette, that really is absolutely appalling. I'm glad you've reported him, he sounds terribly disturbing.
On a more positive note, I'm pleased that the Jezebel badge system -levels 1-5 ( I'm envisioning a cross between the BAGA gymnastics awards of the 80s and Blue Peter badges ) has some support.
I see I've crossed posts on the Jezebel badge grading system
Kin good to know you had a really good time, may I congratulate you on your progression to Jezebel Grade 2 (there are 5 Grades).
I have reported that person, looking back I think it was a set up as no way would he have got a date with me
or any other woman with a pulse. The thing about mansplaining history was a red herring, just my sanity check for me to know I was on firm ground because I felt like I was in a parallel universe.
When I said I was leaving he was abusive too. I don't know what the game was but I reckon he's done it before. I also think he was an ex teacher, no way would a school be able to keep someone so off the scale in contact with children. My skin crawled and strangely I was coldly calm but when I got home I realised I'd broken out in a sweat (tmi but shows the power of instinct).
Nora Yes indeed, that and the bizarre obsession with facials I have encountered lately. Not a Clarins one, I'd enjoy that.
Showbiz has texted to say what a good kisser I am - too right, chummy.
(Apologies if I miss anyone out, get my facts wrong, say anything really,really stupid - I'm a teensy bit delicate )
WFF I suspect my Jezebel badge is a level one, crafted in tin, and yours is a Level Five, gold, with the '5' picked out in diamonds.
The twin thing, I keep imagining Danny Devito and Arnie ( I think you get the better deal there ).
Winefiend influence of porn on young men - do you mean they pester to take you up the Oxo Tower all the time ?
OWW you've got so many suitors, you're having to operate a stacking procedure ? Do you need to bin off all but the most promising, while keeping the rejects in a special 'use in case of disappointments' holding file ?
Kirsty bit of a shame about The Boy and even more of a shame about Mr Cheeky not getting on message.
Tigsy did you say they had glitter in ? That was the only thing missing from mine - was bloody lovely.
Moving - I think it's a question of rigorous quality control, and even when you're careful about sifting out the shite, you can still end up with a fair old bunch of knobbers.
I need to get on some dates ie been on this dating tread for ear and havnt had any dates for a long time now
How do you all seem to get so many dates? All the guys that approach me have terrible conversation! Bar a few then they turn out to be weird in another way!
Juliette - sorry you had such a crappy date
Morning! kin it was me who recommended the champagne and elderflower cocktail, they are called twinkles !!!
juliette was a shitty date, I think I probably would have cried
and them burnt all my clothes whilst taking a hot shower he sounds revolting!
Nora he sounds like a real old charmer, very good for the self-confidence. Glad all went well - and champagne cocktails too you lucky thing.
Kirsty that MrC isn't getting the message is he?
Have got myself in a mess, too many men, trying to do an air traffic control style stacking operation but it is making me a bit stressed.
Kirsty I am retracting my earlier statement about younger men, bar one, all have been good fun to start with then ishoooos galore
and don't get me started on the influence of porn
WFF Your DS is a good lad
I have slight wine head this morn but no winedoom, this is good. Still not heard from the young
I am toying with the idea of creating a POF account for where I live (rather than up north for fun). Had a look last night at what is out there and there are some very decent blokes in this city (I may retract this later). Bookmarked a couple to look at this morn
in case it was wine goggles and still seem decent. Hmmmmm! I will mull this over this aft (when I'm supposed to be writing a report).
Are you sun kissed and smiley Kirsty? MrCheeky seems very keen, is that a good thing or not?
Have you texted TheBoy so he knows you're home?
juliette hope you are ok?
I am home from tenerife .. Haven't heard from TheBoy so I guess I don't have a date today and will need to do the case unpacking and laundry instead .. Ah well never mind
I got off the plane to 9 emails from MrCheeky telling me he luvs me all sent within 20 mins
Juliette, hope you are feeling okay this morning.
The Jezebel Badge is mine Kin, I'd wondered where it had got to...
Wine, a man with passion about life is a good thing. My DS loves Plan B, he bought me the cd <preens>
Oh and Kin of course we are still twins, only I wear flats, I am the tall twin 5' 8". Funny though my men seem to really like me in heels, I have been given 'boudoir heels/boots'
Have suspended my Match account, although subscription is still valid, such a waste of time...
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