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Ginocchio Mon 22-Jul-13 17:51:51

...with embarrassment?

I've been trying out a bit of online dating. It seems to have worked for some, and with a busy full time job and kids at home (some of the time), it's tricky to meet new people.

It's been quite slow so far - I've done my best with both pics and description, tried to be charming/not a freak in messages, and I'm being honest with myself about my chances (ie not messaging perky 19 year old students...), but no replies.

Finally, today, I've received a reply. Someone of a similar age, (no kids so fingers crossed not going to see this), lives fairly local, seems nice.

Personally, I'd far rather meet someone in person than spend ages online (MN excepted...). So I asked her if she'd like to meet for a drink.

But no. I realised after sending that my auto-fucking-correct changed the word, so I actually said:

"Maybe you'd like to join me for a deposit?"

I've just offered my services as a sperm donor, haven't I?

<makes duvet fort out of desk; crawls in>

ileypie Mon 22-Jul-13 17:56:00

Pahahahaha autocorrect is a bitch!

josephinebruce Mon 22-Jul-13 17:58:49

Message her again you fool!!! If she hasn't got a sense of humour then stuff her!!

(ok, not literally ;-))

sounds extremely kinky, I would have run for the hills, but yup fingers crossed she has a good sense of humour.

Twitterqueen Mon 22-Jul-13 18:11:29

Was deposit supposed to be date?
Sorry, I am sympathetic, honestly. But really, it is very funny.

So turn it into a joke and be honest! Tell her you're mortified and that there is no way you meant it in a weird way....

I would go out with you just for the humour factor (except I'm fat and old so you wouldn't want me anyway) wine

DiseasesOfTheSheep Mon 22-Jul-13 18:23:27

Brilliant grin Good luck...


UseHerName Mon 22-Jul-13 18:25:52

ha! you think that's bad - I called my brand new boss by the wrong name today!


I feel you're pain!

Ginocchio Mon 22-Jul-13 18:32:25

useher as long as you didn't call them mum/dad/darling...

Have sent a follow up message. I'll update you if I get a response...

Futterby Mon 22-Jul-13 18:36:12

Hahahaha! grin

WilsonFrickett Mon 22-Jul-13 18:45:08

Brilliant! I'd go for a deposit with you as long as you laughed it off as long as DH doesn't mind.

UseHerName Mon 22-Jul-13 18:48:03

you should make a joke out of it - call yourself a right 'banker' - wanker, geddit?

it's still salvageable with some bad humour wink

Tittypulumpcious Mon 22-Jul-13 18:54:57

I'm sure she'll understand if you explain it was auto correct, I think it's happened to a lot of us. I told a colleague I'd happily bum them it originally said BBM. Thanks auto correct..awkward!!!

Ginocchio Mon 22-Jul-13 18:56:42

Wilson I read that as "as long as you wiped it off"! shock blush

I'm not sure I'm safe to be let loose on dating sites without supervision. ..

StuntGirl Mon 22-Jul-13 18:59:04

Titty shock blush grin


LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Mon 22-Jul-13 18:59:56

At least you'll find out if she has a gsoh

youarewinning Mon 22-Jul-13 19:02:59

Brilliant - but tbh if I got that message and then another apologising for the autocorrect and you were not in fact offering to upduff me I'd think you were honest and had a sense of humour! I'd be more hmm if you didn't have the confidence to re write it.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Mon 22-Jul-13 19:07:58

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Mon 22-Jul-13 19:08:22

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Betternc4this Mon 22-Jul-13 19:11:23

I have just woken my DH up by laughing so loudly. He was having his usual nap after work.
That is brilliant. I once wrote about the importance of pubic awareness, so I cant talk. grin

Tittypulumpcious Mon 22-Jul-13 19:13:59

Snorting at this thread not pretty! gringrin

deleted203 Mon 22-Jul-13 19:17:23

It's a very long time since anyone offered me a 'deposit' (sadly). How old is this lady? You may have made her day! grin

(Although you will have to make good on your offer if you are not to look a complete wanker wink)

Betternc4this Mon 22-Jul-13 19:30:09

<switches Ginocchios internet connection off , applies parental filters>

Am still laughing - even poking myself in the eye hasn't seemed to stop me grin

Oh and yesterday, just slightly off subject, tied my dog (very old with cataracts) to the end of a bench and went in shop. Came out and he was under it in the shade with three old ladies sat on bench. I went to untie him and apologised to the lady on the end, cos he was trying to walk through her leg as if it wasn't there iyswim. I said 'sorry he cant see your leg he's blind as a bat' these days.

Unfortunately I didn't look up whilst saying this. If I had I would have seen the white stick propped against her other leg and the dark glasses.

blush <dies all over again just thinking about it>

So Ginno if the ground does open up for you give us a shout , I'll join you.


WilsonFrickett Mon 22-Jul-13 19:32:07

Well wiping it off is the minimum I'd expect, really blush

Ginocchio Mon 22-Jul-13 20:43:31

Well, that was short and sweet.

"No, I don't think it's worth us meeting up. Good luck though! "

Oh. Right then.

Never mind. I'm not bothered.

No, really.

<curls back up in duvet fort>

WilsonFrickett Mon 22-Jul-13 20:47:24

It's harsh, this brave new world...

<passes a pillow>

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