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do you know any nice single men?

(174 Posts)
JupiterGentlefly Thu 09-Jan-14 19:19:09

Myself included. . A lot of us bemoan the absence of nice single men.. Friends in rl and here pacify us (and trust me it is appreciated!) that there are plenty of decent men out there. . However my best friends a lovely couple will often say the aforementioned and when I ask them if they can think of a nice chap that may suit I get the reply that no one they know is single. So.. in RL how many nice single men do you REALLY know? Just a little poll for fun ..

Well, I did know my very lovely colleague who I sit next to.
But then I started going out with him grin.

FriedSprout Thu 09-Jan-14 19:21:18

I only know of one nice man but he is a little odd. Nice, but odd

itsnotreallymehonest Thu 09-Jan-14 19:22:41

Nope - sorry. I'm racking my brains to think of any single men we know. oh god when did my world get so small?

AnyFucker Thu 09-Jan-14 19:24:33

Yep

JupiterGentlefly Thu 09-Jan-14 19:26:14

Not a great poll result so far!

Lambzig Thu 09-Jan-14 19:26:17

My bf and I were discussing this at the weekend (early forties) as we know lots of lovely women who are single, but the men we know of that age and single (our DH's single friends) are single for obvious reasons. Perhaps we are biased.

januarysunsetfire Thu 09-Jan-14 19:35:36

None. And I'm looking grin

Hmm, not many. DP's best friend is single and really lovely, but he's very much a bachelor type and at 39, I can't see him ever really settling down and having a long-term relationship.

Most of the men I know are in long-term relationships or are single for a very good reason. Sorry OP!

Twinklestein Thu 09-Jan-14 19:46:47

Yes, one. He's got some quite specific sexual tastes though that aren't every woman's cup of tea.

LyndaCartersBigPants Thu 09-Jan-14 19:52:55

I know a very nice single man who is funny, kind and minted but looks like Gollum

...a 93 yo single man

...and my ex, who has certainly improved since I dumped him, but was an EA twunt to me and is still no oil painting!

I did know a single man last year who was nice and sexy (but that could have been my divorce-goggles) but he was a bit over-emotional and high maintenance.

On the plus side, my DP was a nice single man when I met him! Sexy, kind, funny and caring.

One out of 5 isn't bad.

Greige Thu 09-Jan-14 19:52:55

There's my DB. He's lovely, really sweet - and has not one, but TWO sexy jobs (mechanic and fireman). Lots of friends of both sexes.

There is my DBIL - another sweetheart, professional musician with lots of friends.

Sometimes I wonder about women, I really do.

I'm having a dinner party on Saturday - me and 4 single, attractive professional, lovely men.

All homosexuals and I'm still single grin

EllieInTheRoom Thu 09-Jan-14 20:01:48

I know one, who is very nice but a bit dull, so I would never try and snare him myself but it also makes me a bit reluctant to recommend him to friends.

I wouldn't want him there at every gathering.

FolkGirl Thu 09-Jan-14 20:04:18

I know one nice single man.

He's a married to his job though and doesn't have time to date.

Other than that... No.

I know some nice married men; some nice gay men; some nice old men but no, no nice single men between 25 and 50.

justmuddlingalongsomehow Thu 09-Jan-14 20:05:19

I wish!

redundantandbitter Thu 09-Jan-14 20:07:39

There ain't none out there.

EllieInTheRoom Thu 09-Jan-14 20:12:10

Don't say that redundant!! Please.

I believe.

annieorangutan Thu 09-Jan-14 20:13:30

Only ones in their 20s

I can think of one single man I know but he's a selfish prick, and understandably single.

I also know plenty of attached males who act as if they're single ...

Sorry, my experience of men has left me with quite a low opinion of them.

angel1976 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:17:16

I know one. Late 30s, Hugh Grant-ish Australian who lives in London now. I've known him for 20 years. Have tried setting him up numerous times with single friends but he's too laid back and too pre-occupied with his job and being sporty for a girlfriend. A real pity really. But I do know a lot more single women who are fabulous and cannot find decent men. WHY OH WHY?

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Thu 09-Jan-14 20:22:40

Yes, a fair few. Some are single because they want to be, a couple of others are lovely but superficially unattractive so have trouble persuading women to give them a chance.

One I know is fantastic and would make a great husband / father but he is unbelievably rich and so paranoid that women just want his money. It's a bit sad really.

nameuschangeus Thu 09-Jan-14 20:23:34

I know quite a few, but I work in a university so I'm in an unusual environment.

sillymillyb Thu 09-Jan-14 20:25:17

I know one who is straight and lovely, but has quite specific sexual tastes which I can imagine would put a lot of women off.

I know another lovely single gay man, who has just adopted 2 kids and who I would love to see settle down with someone.

Other than that..... Nope..... It's a desert out there!

JupiterGentlefly Thu 09-Jan-14 20:28:40

Oh I'm doomed!! Waaaaaahhhhh

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