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Step right up, it's dating thread 97

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MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 18-Feb-16 20:16:28

We don't half get through these at speed!

The Rules:

1. The first rule about the dating thread is you don't talk about it with people you're dating.
2. Develop a thick skin.
3. Do not invest emotionally too soon.
4. It's all BS until it actually happens.
5. Trust your gut instinct.
6. People vanishing, lying & being generally weird is not your fault.
7. You are the prize-they should be trying to impress you.
8. If it's not fun, stop.
9. Loo update is mandatory.
10. No dating the thread.
11. Read Why Men Love Bitches (aka WMLB), and take from it what you will.
12. Don't serve up moose burgers on the first date (although this is still in debate right now)

tanyadm Thu 18-Feb-16 20:44:49

Love you gast! <3 star

ALaughAMinute Thu 18-Feb-16 20:46:43

Well done for starting a new thread Gast, just taking my place so I know where to find you all.

Not much to report from me other than there seems to be a lack of decent men available in their fifties so I've still got no irons to report. I still haven't uploaded a photo but there seems little point as there is no one on the two dating websites I'm on (POF and OKC) of interest. That said, I'm still waiting for my decree absolute to come through and still living with my STBXH so I'm not seriously looking.

Anyone going on any dates tonight?

HandyWoman Thu 18-Feb-16 20:53:48

BethNoir is on a date tonight despite her sprained ankle. The rest of us are just... y'know, agonising over shit..... smile

snep Thu 18-Feb-16 21:00:35

Hello, I just posted on the old thread, then saw that you'd moved over here!
I'm tentatively dipping my toes back into the the (seemingly murky) dating waters and I feel like a blood teenager again. No idea what the hell is going on out there!
I've had little to no success so far - they either don't reply (fair enough) or get very sexual very quickly. Am I sending the wrong signals in my profile, or is this the lie of the land these days?!

MooseAndSquirrel Thu 18-Feb-16 21:19:08

Heya all, hope you don't mind me joining you all.
Bit of my backstory - been single for just over a year and have been half heartily trying old (tinder and pof) ive had most horrendous dates, which hasn't bothered me as, I take it all with a pinch of Salt & at least it gives me a funny story ;)
However, ive a date linned up for Saturday & am actually for the first time hoping it goes well! Hes not my usual type at all but we seem to of gotten on so well whilst messaging, its left me with expectation! Please give me some straight talking....that hes likely to be a weirdo like the rest...he could be married with 12 kids.....could be a cat person wink no offense to cat people, just a joke!.
Bit nervous to actually have a date I'm looking forward to confused

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 18-Feb-16 21:25:23

We are finishing the last one, I just set this up so we can go straight through.

And I corrected the spelling mistake too!

BornToFolk Thu 18-Feb-16 21:37:27

Just place marking! smile

HandyWoman Thu 18-Feb-16 21:42:14

Thank goodness gast corrected the spelling mistake.

The old thread is still going for a bit.

BatshitCrazyWoman Thu 18-Feb-16 22:17:33

Place marking smile

PrizeyPrize Fri 19-Feb-16 05:29:09

Place marking smile

WavingNotDrowning Fri 19-Feb-16 09:00:29

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Winter3005 Fri 19-Feb-16 10:10:00

Ah have date tomorrow. Only been speaking for a few days on OKcupid but we both have free time tomorrow so decided to just make a date and go for a drink.
I'm a little nervous. Haven't been on a date for ages.

DeeDee47 Fri 19-Feb-16 21:47:03

Great news gastsmile

HandyWoman Fri 19-Feb-16 22:00:17

Ooh brilliant loo update from gast smile (end of previous thread) potential is excellent!

smile

BornToFolk Fri 19-Feb-16 22:06:57

Yes, great loo update! Sounds pretty much as good as can be expected for a first date grin

TooSassy Fri 19-Feb-16 22:19:13

Place marking.

Nice loo update on last thread gast.

waving and other peeps. Here is a lovely way to not show you have read a message on whatsapp.(This is assuming you have an iPhone)

Once your phone has received the message/ you get the notification. Go into settings and turn your airplane mode on. Then go into whatsapp and read the message. This part is important. Shut the app down. Then turn airplane mode off. By doing this, you've prevented your phone from sending the signal back to say you've read the message. They don't receive the 2 blue ticks to show them the message has been read.

Even if you have turned the last seen option off, this doesn't change/ impact the notifications of messages being read.

TooSassy Fri 19-Feb-16 22:20:47

waving what does his message say?

LadyLou30 Fri 19-Feb-16 22:24:31

Right I've been fishing tonight and had about 8 conversations on the go ;) bit tired now. Got a wedding tomorrow, so weekend with the girls.smile

HandyWoman Fri 19-Feb-16 22:27:27

8 convos - wow - impressed shock

WavingNotDrowning Fri 19-Feb-16 22:28:05

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WavingNotDrowning Fri 19-Feb-16 22:30:41

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BornToFolk Fri 19-Feb-16 22:33:47

Lady 8?! Well done you!
I've been on Zoosk (rubbish) and Tinder. Best I've got is a Tinder match with a guy who says he has "old fashioned values". I have asked him to define his terms...

LadyLou30 Fri 19-Feb-16 22:33:54

I know!!!! I didn't even start one. There are two possible aswell!!

WavingNotDrowning Fri 19-Feb-16 22:38:05

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