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Cliches, arse ennui, new year hangovers and glancing at the sweet trolley. Dating thread 34!

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lubeybooby Tue 01-Jan-13 17:54:56

New thread time! Great timing with it being new years day...

Most of you know what to do... off you go!

Just in case you don't... just chit chat all your dating related stuff here. If you are new, just jump right in to the blethering. More the merrier!


lubeybooby Tue 01-Jan-13 17:59:46

Urgh. I still feel rough.

Anyway - recapping from previous thread, may have date 2 lined up for Saturday...

Yogagirl17 Tue 01-Jan-13 18:20:11

Yay for arse ennui!

lubeybooby Tue 01-Jan-13 18:33:47


Place mark.

Dumbledore has been chatty all day, which is nice. He's geocaching <swoon>

Can't remember what I named the 29 year old... But been hearing from him as well.

Also, now have a 3rd, doctor who fan, am engaging in some nice river/doctor role playing blush helpfully he's not hideous, but does live quite far way. (Gallifrey...)

There was a 4th last night, but I'm not sure he's worth a mention.

mercury7 Tue 01-Jan-13 18:56:44

just marking my place, not much has changed for me, I have a couple of ongoing arrangements and probably wont seriously look for any more unless one of them drops out, which may well happen, you just never know whats around the corner confused
and I am frequently surprised by events!

48howdidthathappen Tue 01-Jan-13 19:00:20

Hangovers all round!
I am ready to Roll just waiting for the Rock blush

SkaffenAmtiskaw Tue 01-Jan-13 19:03:13

happy new year to you all! May 2013 bring you plenty of hot dates and Coffee!

Have had a "happy new year" text from Mr HotYoga, but I suspect it was a round robin text sent to his whole address book!
Otherwise it's been really quiet on the OD front...

BantaBaby Tue 01-Jan-13 19:12:44

my current OD situation is:
CabinCrew - had one date, she's nice, but we can't meet up again till the end of the month.
ShoeGirl, sweet and funny. Not completely sure about the pictures, am meant to meet for the first date this weekend
Pixie - tentatively arranging a date for this weekend too.

And a couple of other conversations ongoing. One with a 26 year old who is probably waaay too young for me (being 38) but in one of her pictures she's dressed as an elf and it's just really cute.

OhLittleTownofWesternWind Tue 01-Jan-13 19:13:58

Gone to bed early but might manage to stay awake for another hour or so ...

Snape you need to meet up with Dumbledore soon. Has he mentioned it? Or have you?

VelvetSpoon Tue 01-Jan-13 19:31:04

Skaffen know what you mean about the round robin texts, I got a few of those.

My first Happy New Year text was from Cuthbert hmm

hotcrossbun99 Tue 01-Jan-13 19:39:44


I've been lurking on this thread for a while so I think it's time to say hello!

I'm on POF at the moment and have had a couple of dates that have not set the world on fire...the first had really long eyebrow hairs and his nails were too long (yack) and the second was just wet. I'm chatting to someone at the moment and am probably going to meet up with him soon.


JulietteMontague Tue 01-Jan-13 19:58:56

Banta what makes a woman 'sweet' iyo rather than 'nice'? Genuine question, all opinions welcome.

Current situation, one date with Mr Vague, funny, smart and we got on well right up until he got over familiar. Has asked for date two and I'm going to see what happens then

Mr Major - meant to be meeting on Thursday. Really not sure about him, he seems rather regimented in his approach and I think he wants a replacement wife. It may be my first cancellation.

KirstyWirsty Tue 01-Jan-13 20:04:13

Marking my space before I turn in for the night .. Shagathon Sunday followed by Hogmanay has fair taken it out of me .. Night night!!!

MsCellophane Tue 01-Jan-13 20:11:00

Marking place too

Current situation is...

Man I rescued on Xmas eve, still chatting but he keeps saying will have a drink on such day then I don't hear anything, so flakey - not holding my breath

Widower from two years ago back on the scene, chatting lots and he suggested lunch one day next week and maybe an evening drink too so will wait and see

And hotbut (lovely fwb I found on pof) is still in the background, hoping to catch up with him soon

48howdidthathappen Tue 01-Jan-13 20:11:36

See you wink

Wallison Tue 01-Jan-13 20:11:57

Woohoo for shagathons!

I think I'm going to have to re-appraise my approach to online dating seeing as how I don't really want anything even remotely serious as yet, as proved by my approach to Shagman. That doesn't mean saying yes to cock pictures, but I'm not sure what it does mean.


Wallison Tue 01-Jan-13 20:12:56

MsCellophane hello. How did you find your fwb? I think that's what I'm after.

JulietteMontague Tue 01-Jan-13 20:18:05

I have realised from others experiences on here that I am in fact doing ok on views and messages. They are just not for me.

I keep ruling out many of the men my age because they seem decrepit. I have just realised from comments on this thread that this may well be because they have lied a lot about their age. I have also lied about my age, but I am not decrepit grin. Nor do I start my profile with 'I look younger than my years and am young at heart', thus proving my point.

I have resolved to be pro-active for a change, and ignore much of what goes in profiles. This worked for me with the last relationship, I got to the stage where I wrote to him because he was intelligent, hot and sounded kind.

I have also resolved to bear in mind that what I may see as strong and independent woman my dates may see as overbearing and impervious to their charms. This was suggested to someone from another relationship thread where a woman wasn't getting second dates. I've been in a very 'just get it sorted, now please' roles at work for years when dealing with mostly men so it is possible this approach might be leaking into my dates.

JulietteMontague Tue 01-Jan-13 20:19:38

MsC is that hot but or hot butt?

Nomorepain Tue 01-Jan-13 20:26:17

I am bored with od! I cannot find anyone where there is a mutual thing going on. Chatting to a few men, one for quite a few days now and I am just not feeling it. I seem to be leading conversation but I want them to do it. I just want a bit of excitement!!

Marking my spot on the sparkly new year thread, off to go catch up on the last day of adventures!

ike1 Tue 01-Jan-13 20:43:20

Hangover is not any better its making me feel really depressed...gonna have to go to bed and sleep it off I think...

ike1 Tue 01-Jan-13 20:44:28

In fact its making me so feeble minded I am tempted to text Torso Rubber ...but I will not.

Dumbledore is back from the wilds of the north on 8th January, which means we can't possibly meet before then. He is currently where I lived for 20 years before I moved back to where I am now (geographically obtuse enough?) so I have just recommended the best cheesemongers. We like cheese. blush

He has also just said 'I should probably mention, I am a bit of a hoarder'... He's ridiculous. Everything he mentions I am or do or love. <shakes head> I'm getting to the stage where I would appreciate other thread people Checking him out just to I ensure I haven't made him up hmm

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