My favourite message was sent one cold, wet Wednesday night just before Christmas: “do you WANT TO MEET? But for every one of them, there were at least two dickheads sending messages like; “So why can’t you date in the real world? ” By the time I was inching towards actually meeting someone in real life, I was bombarded with horror stories from friends (my favourite: the dinner date a friend went on that ended swiftly when the guy started to cry and he had to get her to call his mum).
There’s also a comments box, presumably for you to enter such things as “sort your mole out” or “don’t talk about Hitler so much next time”. If you have any matches, you’ll be told about it the next day.With that in mind, I decided to have a serious go at goading the fat, creepy flying kid in a nappy to fire a sharp object at me. Online Dating Even now, dating over the internet has a stigma attached to it, throwing up images of guys in a box room, playing World of Warcraft with one hand and doing God knows what else with the other.I was going to try my hand on the dating scene, and have a go at a few tried and trusted methods so I could write about them for Left Lion. Signing up to a dating site is scary; I worried that I’d know at least twenty percent of the people on there, Nottingham being the small, intimate place that it is.You could also tell who of them had never done this before; they either had no questions and got all flustered, or - worse - had no answers. He was the only guy I wanted to ditch at the end of the night, but when I went to tick that box I caught him looking at me, his depthless eyes possibly showing a hint of sadness. Don’t get me wrong, one of the men there did get back to me.There were a lot of questions about what I did when I was working and what I did when I wasn’t working, which got boring very quickly; I toyed with the idea of making up a different life for myself with every person, but decided against it. I sat there for a very long four minutes as he vomited words at me, detailing his previous speed dating experiences in minute and geographically correct detail. I couldn’t bring myself to tick the ‘no’ box, so I settled for ‘friend’ and hoped that he hadn’t done the same thing. He’d fancied my friend, was a bit narked that she hadn’t felt the same way, and could I put a word in for him?Whether you're interested in matchmaking, chat or penpals, join now for free and start meeting Christian singles!Christian Cupid is part of the well-established Cupid Media network that operates over 30 reputable niche dating sites.With a commitment to connecting Christian singles worldwide, we bring to you a safe and easy environment designed to help you meet your Christian love match.Whether you’re looking for love locally or internationally, we are committed to helping you find the perfect match, no matter where in the world they may be.Bottom line: the menfolk on dating sites appear to be 50% well-meaning guys that are hoping the love of their lives are going to spring, perfectly toned and full of wit, from the loins of their web browsers, and 50% who believe in the mantra “any hole’s a goal”. After skimreading an assortment of websites, I managed to work out the protocol; turn up at venue (more often than not, a bar in Hockley).If you think you could be that springy girl, or even that hole, then online dating is definitely worth a shot – and if you approach it with the right attitude, you may even make some friends out of it. Slap a badge with your name and number written in bold, across your chest (which means you’re good for a boob-peek, gents).