There is nothing like a royal wedding to make me wonder if I will ever get hitched. Therefore I have bitten the bullet. Dating is my new hobby. I have put my profile on an on-line dating website and it was heartbreaking.
The photo I used (yes, if you are new to this, then you must upload a photo) was one I took in November where I have no make-up on. I did go with some of your comments when you saw a few months ago that I looked okay. Thing is, I don’t have a great recent photo of just me that wasn’t taken from a distance.
And then I wondered if I really knew myself when I was answering the 100 or so questions about myself. The answers to choose from where just awful, or whether (with about 99% of the questions) I’m just in between two or possibly three of the answers.
But I know these things for sure:
– I’m 28 years old, single, living at home with my parents.
– No short-term or long-term relationship to speak about.
– Not crazy or weird but shy (and then outgoing when you get to know me).
– I have very little confidence when it comes to my figure, attractiveness or style.
– I can bake a mean cake, and cook a dinner, be content spending time on my own or with others, make people laugh, be a good listener, get up at 5am to walk 10 miles, type really quickly and be a good friend.
I also learnt from answering the questions these few things. For example, listing hobbies as blogging, reading, baking and gardening might make me sound like I’m 55 years old. And that I’m possibly too old for my age in other ways- my ideal Saturday night out is not going to a concert or sports venue I’d prefer a decent meal and maybe settling down at home.
But, I will perservere. This website asks you to send five questions to the person you like the look of. Five questions from a list which is boring. I don’t think you can tell anything about the person as the answers range from the absurd to the *normal* answer that just qualifies it as being okay. So far I have answered four sets of questions and replied with five questions. This could take years. What happens if I get to be 38 and I am still living at home and answering questions and getting knowwhere(?)
So, I’m asking for your help dear readers. I would really love it if you could just answer me really quickly, and let me know if you have found love (ever) and if you have any tips on how I might find someone, not even to love for the rest of my life, but just to go on a date with.
Please help me. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. And tips, I like tips. Or maybe, you have a cousin living in London who you wouldn’t mind setting me up with…?