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Following on from the "how long have you been a single parent" thread.. Anyone want to talk DATES?

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Wed 25-Jul-07 23:05:10

So, anyone got any exciting dates lined up?

I am waiting to hear from someone I like (& he clearly likes me too). It's driving me nuts.

So tell me about your upcoming dates / new lovers to distract me!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Wed 25-Jul-07 23:26:21

Are all the single parents in bed?

jellyjelly Thu 26-Jul-07 09:45:44

I have a date not this week but i think the next.

jellyjelly Thu 26-Jul-07 09:46:50

I am actually quite excited about it, i have been talking to this guy for ages now like 9 months or something.

Turquoise Thu 26-Jul-07 09:48:46

I have a date on saturday and wish I didn't.

Turquoise Thu 26-Jul-07 09:49:23

Blimey jellyjelly, you like to take things slowly!

jellyjelly Thu 26-Jul-07 10:36:12

No i dont, i started speaking to him after i split with my ex and i wasnt ready for anything so it kind of fizzled out and we started speaking again and i am alot happier now and more ready for things to progress.

We have been speaking for hours on msn and had a few more conversations now and he is away for work and then on holiday with his daughter then we shall meet.

He doesnt ever chase ladies and he doesnt drink alot when he does go out. Sounds perfect so far.

Elizaveta Thu 26-Jul-07 12:04:31

I had a great date last Saturday/Sunday and we're meeting up again tonight to go to the theatre. She already had tickets. I'm quite excited about the chance to get dressed up and flirt. We've been in touch all the time since Sunday by text and spoken everyday. It feels good, I'm very happy after being single for quite a while. It does mean that I'm not getting as much work done because I'm constantly emailing friends worrying about what to wear tonight!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Thu 26-Jul-07 12:13:35

Jellyjelly & Elizaveta - Woo-hoo! Can empathise with the not getting any work done,I can't seem to concentrate on anything at the moment and am obsessively checking my e-mail like a teenager

Turquoise - why don't you want to go on your date?

lou33 Thu 26-Jul-07 12:19:08

i have had a few dates, all dull, some bloke wants me to go out with him next week but i'm not that fussed right now tbh

Elizaveta Thu 26-Jul-07 12:20:03

Yes, me too with the compulsive email checking. But it is fun and after the hard work of being a single parent we do deserve to have a bit of fun now and then.

How did you meet the person you're waiting to hear from?

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Thu 26-Jul-07 12:51:40

He is the brother of the partner of the mother one of DD's schoolfriends (how tenuous is that?)

Met at his brother's birthday party. He lives around the corner from me & TBH I've rather fancied him from afar for a while. We now keep "bumping into each other" (though how accidental these meeting are is debatable...). He walked me home on Saturday evening (after "turning up" at the friends house where I was), and sat on my sofa drinking tea until 2am.


Elizaveta Thu 26-Jul-07 12:54:40

I think that's really lovely that it can still happen like that. I have had lots of attempted "we'll fix you up with so and so's friend" but they've never worked out. Then I get told I'm picky - of course I am!

I had to resort to the internet to meet my date tonight. Not ideal but I work in a male dominated profession and I'm gay. The odds of meeting someone at work, where I spend most of my time, were never going to be good!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Thu 26-Jul-07 13:01:13

Here here to being picky! Are single parents meant to accept whatever sloppy seconds are available? Some of my married friends seem to think so!

I think there's a lot to be said for the internet - I met the love of my life online (didn't work out unfortunately, worst case of commitmentphobia I've ever encountered, but we are still very good friends). Really glad to hear you met someone lovely, I hope it works out well for you

Elizaveta Thu 26-Jul-07 13:04:25

I'm naturally sceptical but things are going better than I would have expected after only 2 dates! Early days and whatnot. Totally agree that we have as much right to be picky as anyone else!

The only thing I've found in internet dating is it is too easy to meet people who live too far away. I was quite adamant that I wanted someone local so that all the normal things could happen rather than it being about always arranging, travelling and planning. Life is so much easier.

When can we expect you to get out on a date with him then??!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Thu 26-Jul-07 13:11:32

Well, we talked on Saturday about going out for lunch or coffee soon & I gave him my e-mail addrees. We had another "chance" (ahem) meeting in the street yesterday. I was with DD, so just had a brief small talk & as we left he said "I'll e-mail you".

So I don't know when, but I will report back!

Elizaveta Thu 26-Jul-07 13:13:45

Ohhh, that is the exciting part. Waiting for the email to arrive. Enjoy it! I better go and do some work and try to think less about tonight!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Thu 26-Jul-07 13:34:01

Am trying to enjoy it but finding it incredibly frustrating too - what if he doesn't get in touch etc etc... argh!

Hope you manage to focus on some work & enjoy tonight

jellyjelly Thu 26-Jul-07 14:28:33

BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR DATE later. What are you going to see?

Come back and gush later.

Turquoise Thu 26-Jul-07 15:57:47

Sorry Jellyjelly, didn't mean to be rude! He sounds a good'un, did you meet him online?

Septimus - I've been msning this bloke, and he sounds intelligent and probably fun, but I'm just not in the mood really. Still a bit not over the last one probably. But don't want to turn down someone who might have potential - but he seems uber-intelligent and a bit prickly, and I can't say I'm all that into it really.

Definitely agree with the distance thing re online dating, that was the main problem with my last one - him Suffolk, me Kent.

nutcracker Thu 26-Jul-07 20:22:10

Omg i am the only person who isn't getting any dates aren't I ?

I don't even get admiring glances nevermind get asked out.

Snaf Thu 26-Jul-07 20:27:42

Oh, nor do I, nutty, nor do I....

After the last false start, I have given up on dating completely! I can't seem to get interested enough in anyone and then it all starts to feel like a big hassle after the first couple of dates.

But your situation sounds fun, Septimus - I haven't met anyone who makes me <quiver> for years...

jellyjelly Thu 26-Jul-07 20:28:28

I go through phases of getting dates then i cant be bothered. I met him on a dating site for parents. He was the first guy i contacted and one of the only ones that i feel i can talk to.

He is also ready for something, it does sound very good.

I know you were not being rude.

snowwonder Thu 26-Jul-07 20:36:37

i have not been asked out in 2 years

lou33 Thu 26-Jul-07 20:42:01

nutty, do you go out tho?

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