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Mumsnet meet-ups - are people as they seem?

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flum Mon 16-May-05 16:24:17

Exactly that really, if you've met up with anyone, have any of them been as you've expected?

flum Mon 16-May-05 16:41:58

is this really such a dull question?

ruthiemum Mon 16-May-05 16:42:51

No Flum, just haven't met anybody yet - have you?

Fio2 Mon 16-May-05 16:44:05


everyone is always different to how you imagine

Newbarnsleygirl Mon 16-May-05 16:44:24

No ones ever as I expect them (not in a bad way) I think you just create a picture of someone in your mind from how they post and what they say about themselves.

All lovely people I've met though

MarsLady Mon 16-May-05 16:46:19

I've met one mum, Franch, and she's lovely. In fact I've met her twice now and am planning on meeting up with her again. My friend was worried she'd be an axe murderer, but unfortunately for my friend I came home unscathed lol

dinosaur Mon 16-May-05 16:47:16

No-one is ever quite how you picture them, but I've liked just about all the mumsnetters I've ever met.

flum Mon 16-May-05 17:07:22

no I haven't met anyone. but am moving to new area so thought I might try to. but then I think I like this cyber world and no one knowing me. It means I don't have to take 'real friends' into consideration when 'speaking' it is quite refreshing.

flum Mon 16-May-05 17:08:39

Now I don['t know much about everyone on here, so my thoughts really are guesses. but I imagine Fio to be quite tough looking, and fiery tempered

binkie Mon 16-May-05 17:10:15

I'd say they've all been much nicer/warmer/more welcoming (even!) than I'd expected.

One think I didn't expect, which is nice to know in advance, is that people are usually quite a bit shyer in person. So don't worry if you feel shy!

anorak Mon 16-May-05 17:13:35

LOL flum! Fio described herself on mn so many times in a self deprecating way that I thought she was going to look like Les Dawson!

Actually she is lovely and looks like a normal woman just goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover eh?

flum Mon 16-May-05 17:14:55

I am so nosy. I want to see you all.

hunkermunker Mon 16-May-05 17:16:11

I've met Dinny She's lovely Actually, I knew her as ***** before I knew her as Dinny though - she told me about MN

QueenEagle Mon 16-May-05 17:25:21

I have seen another Mner on webcam and spoken on the phone and she is lovely. I won't say who she is in case she thinks I'm a minger or really horrible or something!

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 17:28:05

I have been to a few meets now and met quite a few MNetters. I am really rubbish at imagining what people are going to be like. But, so far, everyone has been lovely

lockets Mon 16-May-05 17:52:41

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SleepyJess Mon 16-May-05 17:56:23

LOL Marslady, re Axe Murderer. I've met Ellbell.. we have been friends years now and got together lots of times.. met on another site when pg together.. (so not an MN meet up) but my sister was very worried about me meeting her the first time insisting she was bound to be an axe murderer!!! Sis has now met her as well.. and was very re the AM comment!

SJ x

lou33 Mon 16-May-05 18:05:56

haven't been to a meet yet that has had anyone i have disliked irl

MaddyD Mon 16-May-05 18:47:15

Loueeeeee cool thats means you liked me. I thought you must of thought me a right old bore. Till i locked my self in the loo of course.??????

lou33 Mon 16-May-05 18:55:21

you talking to me maddy?

MaddyD Mon 16-May-05 19:02:21

yep its me cp3, have you been racking your braim???

lou33 Mon 16-May-05 19:04:28


penny drops, why the name change?

BubblesDeVere Mon 16-May-05 19:07:40

I've met two and they are both lovely, spoken to one on the phone, text another one EVERY day and when i do ring her she is always on line (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE and i speak to another 3 nearly every day.

The ones that i've mentioned are all lovely and different in their own ways.

MaddyD Mon 16-May-05 19:17:02

I lost the baby a few weeks ago and the names we had were Madeline & Dennis.

Hope you are yours are all well.

lou33 Mon 16-May-05 19:19:24

Oh honey, am sorry xxxx

(All fine here)

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