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Well purse my fanjo, giraffes in wheelchairs and submariners going dowwwnnnn - the dating thread hits 30!

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JulietteMontague Sat 24-Nov-12 14:24:45

Off we go...

lubeybooby Sat 24-Nov-12 14:32:59

woohoo new thread!

snapespeare Sat 24-Nov-12 14:37:42

sad old friend drank too much last night and has cancelled on me for tonight. Friend I was meant to going to the theatre with last night cancelled on me too. Am snapey-no-mates. sad

AndLibbyMakesThree Sat 24-Nov-12 14:42:26

Oh Snape I hate it when that happens.

Although on the plus side it's so horrible out today that maybe staying in with a slanket won't feel so bad. I feel like snuggling up inside and not going out on a date, but I have to leave in 10 minutes. And my hair will look horrible the minute I step out of the door even though I've spent ages straightening it. Aagh.

lubeybooby Sat 24-Nov-12 14:44:31

Oh no snape sad

snapespeare Sat 24-Nov-12 14:47:04

It is VILE outside, this is true. Going to pop to Waities and buy whiskey & a rotisserie chicken...and rifle through charity shops for a £2 zombie film. My ideal date night! Wonderful company, Laphroaig & gore! I know I'll end up buying Bridget sodding jones

Woke up this morning holding my own hand. <sigh> very not good.

KirstyWirsty Sat 24-Nov-12 14:48:31

Marking my spot

OhWesternWind Sat 24-Nov-12 15:17:23

Helloooo number thirty! This is going to be a brilliant thread: all crapness will dissipate and fade away like the morning dew and all manner of things will be well.

questions2008 Sat 24-Nov-12 15:23:24

Hello all...I'm sitting in the car with a sleeping DS outside soft play centre. It's horrible outside!

Still have to wash and dry my hair and generally make myself presentable by 7 whilst keeping DS entertained.

lubey hope it's not thursday!

bant that's quite a line up you have, I'd be worried I'd get them confused meeting 2 new dates within hours of each other

snape mmm, whiskey and chicken sounds yum

libby that happens with my hair too! I have a massive umbrella but still the moisture screws it all up. Enjoy your date!

AndLibbyMakesThree Sat 24-Nov-12 15:31:14

Thanks, questions. On train now and hair sticking out in most bizarre way. Who else has a date tonight?

AndLibbyMakesThree Sat 24-Nov-12 15:33:44

OWW, hope you're right. It's about time everyone on this thread had some good luck.

bantamrooster Sat 24-Nov-12 16:07:17

Found the thread.. no mention of giraffes in wheelchairs?

I think I may cancel the Venezuelan tomorrow. It's an hours drive in miserable weather to a place I don't know for coffee with someone I haven't had much interaction with via mail, and now I look at the pictures again she's not that cute.

I'd rather just spend the afternoon chilling and tidying. Oh joy. Then early evening date with the Artist, which I won't get too excited about but at least it's in my town. Same place, in fact, where I met the Amazing Vanishing Historian a few months back.

Not sure if thats good woo or bad woo.

So far, the artist has said she believes in horoscopes, has sent me a couple of LOLs and an OMG, and she's a couple of years older than me, when I'd kind of prefer someone younger. But it hasn't put me off, strangely.

Yogagirl17 Sat 24-Nov-12 16:13:18

Sorry my fault about the lack of giraffes - I was way more entertained by the gymnastic dentist and tis all about my own personal entertainment at the moment

Marking my place from the hell that is the bowling alley/arcade on a cold saturday afternoon.

questions2008 Sat 24-Nov-12 16:19:33

You realise if you cancel the venezuelan though, I'd expect that would be it, especially as you said it had taken you a while to fix things up to meet. I just mean you'd come across as flakey to her and she'd (I would anyway!) write you off. So if you're ok with that then do what you're comfortable with. Same place is definitely good woo!

Oh and no mention of avocados either!! But I still like the thread name.

kirsty did you get a response from theauditor?

libby sticky-out hair is sexy! That's what I tell myself anyway wink

bantamrooster Sat 24-Nov-12 16:23:22

well I might possibly be meeting with Milk & Snape tonight, at a pub crawl. Not exactly a date, but could be fun smile

mercury7 Sat 24-Nov-12 16:25:12

another one already!
I dont have any new dates lined up but fingers crossed should get to see both fwb's next week (separately)

Some low key online chatting with a few other guys but they all seem mysteriously shy when I make it clear I'm not prepared to meet without a prior video call hmm

questions2008 Sat 24-Nov-12 16:27:13

LOL mercury @ separately...

SoleSource Sat 24-Nov-12 16:32:31


I am too fat for dating. I've given up.

But tbete is a guy I could sexy time with.

Any tips for flirting?

KirstyWirsty Sat 24-Nov-12 16:33:41

question yes he replied.. But no further chat .. That's ok though

bant did you cancel then?

VoiceofUnreason Sat 24-Nov-12 16:50:05

I wouldn't mind a gymnastic dentist. The one I saw on Thursday wasn't the least bit athletic. She did give me some fabulous drugs, however, for galloping toothache (turned out to be some infection which promptly went to my ear). Stuck inside since then feeling very sorry for myself - can't remember last time I wasn't out on either a Friday or Saturday night. Least weather is awful, which helps.

bant how old is The Artist? I do think there is an age threshold for the use of OMG. LOL is a touch more acceptable, I think.

JulietteMontague Sat 24-Nov-12 17:07:05

Bantam I have asked for said giraffes in wheelchairs to re appear.

Voice I used omg yesterday blush Is the threshold a minimum or maximum?


Yoga bugger, I just saw your dentist preference, got the rest of your suggestions in and I'm sure the dentist will still be around by the next thread

I've just got home and its horrible out. my DS is going to be out so perfect night of films and being cosy lined up.

WhatDoesTheDogSay Sat 24-Nov-12 18:13:58

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OhWesternWind Sat 24-Nov-12 18:25:50

Houston we have communication. He started it, not me, and he phoned so I've not lost the bet - I hope

All is well (as I remember saying earlier). Am a bit pissed but it's still all good. Am slightly jealous of dating thread meet-ups - who's in the north west to show these southerners how it's done??

SkaffenAmtiskaw Sat 24-Nov-12 18:28:22

Hi all, new thread already?

I have underwhelming news: first meeting with frustrated writer didn't happen. His car broke down. First reaction: yeah right. But then I spoke to him on the phone and he seemed really upset about it and was very apologetic. So I think I'll give him a second chance, but that means it's going to be a while before we can meet.

Argh. I was looking forward to it too, it was quite promising. Roll on monday and the real ale buff!

Yogagirl17 Sat 24-Nov-12 18:30:00

Aha - I have the answer!!!

Got messaged by a guy with a photo of himself holding a very large fish so I asked him - "What's the deal with pictures of men with fish?" And he told me....who wants to know the answer? winkwink

Western, I know I'm jealous too. I reckon I'm just a bit too far north for you though.

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