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I have a pack of condoms which expire this month....

(13 Posts)
purpleknickersontheline Fri 09-May-14 19:37:17

This means they have sat in my drawer, unopened for a loooooong time shock I'm 28 and had sex once in 3 years. I'm beginning to lose all hope that I will ever meet anyone. What is wrong with me????

IWillIfHeWill Fri 09-May-14 22:33:57

I hope you get laid soon!

Are you making an effort to find someone? I've been alone nearly 30 years and I can tell you that if you stay at home quietly, you never meet anyone...

IWillIfHeWill Fri 09-May-14 22:35:17

Oh, and get a new pack. Renewed optimism. Go for it!

jakesmith Fri 09-May-14 22:59:09

How hard are you trying to meet someone? Everyone deserves a good sex life if that's what they want

purpleknickersontheline Sat 10-May-14 00:35:13

I was on dating sites last year and started seeing a guy who I really fell for but it turned out he only wanted sex and it fizzled out after a few weeks. The last date I went on was in February. Nice guy but there was no attraction on my part.

I just never seem to get any interest from guys in real life and have decided that internet dating is not for me. I'm starting to feel like I'm invisible to men! confused

purpleknickersontheline Sat 10-May-14 00:44:14

Does eyeing up random blokes on the tube count as looking? There is a beautiful man who gets on the same train every morning, i wish I could pluck up the courage to talk to him smile

HillyHolbrook Sat 10-May-14 01:23:23

Oooh! Talk to him! Scope him out for wedding rings first!

DP was in the school year above me and we met on the school bus grin We both hated everyone else on the bus so would save each other a seat through mutual understanding and here we are 7 years later! Public transport is the way forward wink

ThingsThatShine Sat 10-May-14 01:45:06

Lemony that sounds a bit like the book/film that is coming out Eleanor and Park!

OP don't be disheartened. I hope you find someone nice soon!

Salazar Sat 10-May-14 03:03:39

Are you after just a shag, or a relationship? The former is easy to find, just hit Tinder. The latter I've got no answers for.

purpleknickersontheline Sat 10-May-14 08:45:11

Lemony, that's such a sweet way to meet. The train guy has no wedding ring but I'm pretty sure if I saved him a seat, he would think I'm crazy confused I can't even make eye contact without blushing, let alone actually say something to him. It's an unspoken rule that no one talks to each other in London.

I guess I want a relationship but waiting for mr right isn't exactly working out for me. I'm an SP so tinder wouldn't really be an option as I have my DC 24/7 confused

WildBill Sat 10-May-14 09:17:13

I don't know if you can afford to do up your house but my friend was a single mum, didn't get out much and moaning about being in a similar position with no sex life, then her parents gave her some money to do up the old house they had kindly bought for her.
Within a year she had shagged a double glazing installer, a plumber, an electrician and 1 other though I can't remember his trade.
She was happy, dry spell broken, house looked great, work was done well, tradesmen happy. Win win situation.

PoundingTheStreets Sat 10-May-14 10:05:18

grin at WildBill's friend. Sounds like the plot of a porn film...

If you have your DC 24/7 purpleknickers how are you planning to date in the first place? Personally, I'd have have thought you'd be better placed for sex dates rather than trying to get a relationship off the ground.

One thing that often works well for single parents in terms of child-free time is reciprocal babysitting with other single parents (seems to work much better than with coupled parents). You also get the benefit of an additional social life because if you don't want to go out, you can have a single parent with DC over, who can share wine with you and crash out on the sofa, much more easily than you can accommodate a couple in most cases.

WildBill Sat 10-May-14 12:42:56


It was about 8 or so years ago now but we never fail to remind her of this period. Especially when she mentions something is broken in her home............grin

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