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to think its perfectly possible to do OD as an interest without it becoming all consuming

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WendyWatkins · 03/06/2013 23:46

I'm fairly newly single and am getting out into the world again - renewing some old friendships, joining some sports/community activities etc and having quite an enjoyable time.

I thought that perhaps I could add OD to my list of things to do. But a friend has warned against this - it will be all consuming, take up head space Confused and seemingly consume every waking hour.

I'm in my 50s, and consider myself to be sensible and not at all needy > and would just like some male company now and again and think OD might provide this. AIBU to hold this view?

OP posts:

wigglesrock · 03/06/2013 23:53

What's OD? Is it dreadful that the first thing that popped into my head was One Direction?Blush


aftermay · 03/06/2013 23:55

Overseas Development?


aftermay · 03/06/2013 23:55

Aka charity?


FriedSprout · 03/06/2013 23:57

On-line Dating?


WendyWatkins · 04/06/2013 00:05

Yes, online dating.

OP posts:

seasalt · 04/06/2013 00:15

One Direction


seasalt · 04/06/2013 00:16

Oops just saw wigglerock thought the same as me Smile


aftermay · 04/06/2013 00:18

Her hee, just read the last paragra


aftermay · 04/06/2013 00:19

ph in the OP with One Direction in mind :)


Monty27 · 04/06/2013 00:22

No, step away from it, it's depressing and an utter waste of time.

disclaimer: I only did it very briefly.

There's a big long thread on here about it, people have been doing it for years, it doesn't sound as though it would suit you, but we're all different. Have a look if you're curious Shock


seasalt · 04/06/2013 00:22

Harry likes older women! Sorry OP Blush


deleted203 · 04/06/2013 00:26

I quite like the thought that Online Dating in my 50s would be all consuming and take up every waking hour!

Or will I be obsessing over the fact that no one has responded to my advert? Sad

I would give it a go, personally. You can always jack it in if it's a pain or you only get nutters!

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