Friday, 6 November 2015

Internet Dating - It's A Jungle Out There

 Yesterday I read a post by Kate at The Suddenly Kate Show.

Kate has been dipping her toes in the Internet Dating pond recently with interesting results.

Her last couple of post have reminded me SO much of myself a few years ago when I was doing exactly the same thing.

I started firstly with a reputable site that actually required you to hand over hard cash each month and you know what?  I had quite a  lot of fun.

It didn't end in happy ever after for me but I did make some good friends who I still keep in touch with and more than that, having enjoyed writing the diary element of the website so much it was the driving force behind starting this blog in the first place.

Anyway, THIS post is about FB's dating website Badoo.  Now I DIDN'T sign up for Badoo.  I opened an email from a friend which turned out to be a virus or something and Badoo STOLE my details and put me on the site.

I was completely unaware of that until I started getting messages and then I discovered I couldn't get off it.

Well, in for a penny ... I was curious ...

Then THIS happened!

Epic Fail

Way, way back, sometime at the beginning of December you may remember I told you the story of how I ended up on Badoo (FB's dating website).

Now, after my last social experiment epic fail (how to alienate all your FB friends) I was determined that I was going to go ALL the way with this one and post a selection of messages I'd  received and let you guys chose which one I went on a date with.

Anyway, 'things' got in the way and after a really good start I let it slide.

The emails from Badoo have continued to drop into my inbox and I've ignored them UNTIL last night.

I was curious, I couldn't sleep and I was bored so I thought it might be time to revisit Badoo.

Ok, now I'm going to rewind a little and go right back to the beginning.

My very first message was ... possibly from a pshyco interesting.  He waxed lyrical about my beauty, how overjoyed he would be to have someone like me on his arm, how he longed to kiss my lips and how he hoped that this was the beginning of a beautiful relationship ..... (cue noise of car slamming on brakes, crashing gears and reversing at high speed!).

My second message was more promising.

Short, pithy and with a little touch of humour.

Oh, and he was local, absolutely gorgeous and had a great smile.

At the end of his message he said, 'can I ask you a question?'.

Well, I picked up this message as I was walking into town and  I decided not to lose anytime and send a reply straight away.

What was I thinking???

Me, the effing android and my fat fongerz, SUCH a bad combination whilst walking!!!

Curious about what he wanted to ask me I started typing. .
Like me, many of you probably use predictive text.  It saves so much time and just generally makes life easier.

I don't know if yours works in the same way as mine but after 2 letters mine will make suggestions based on the words I most use.

Merrily I typed (or at least intended to type) 'of course you can ask me a question'.

Part way through the message I realised that the predictive text had substituted a word for me.

Smiling I hit the back space ......

Not looking where I was going I nearly walked into a lady walking the other way.  After apologising profusely I went back to finish my message

Fuck, fuck, F U U U C K  - I'd hit send by mistake!

So, the message I'd actually sent read:

'Of course you can ARSE me'!!!

I pondered my position for a while and decided that there really was no way back whichever way he replied but, I needn't have worried ...


I have so much more to share but I don't want to shoot my bolt (such a descriptive phrase) so I'll do a series of small posts on this after leaving you with one of this mornings offerings:

Spunky - 27 - from London - 'I'd take you'.

More 'Epic Fail ' posts to follow along with a few of the more interesting messages I've received, my 5 worst dates AND and a selection of 'experts' guides on everything from kissing to relationship counselling - Stay tuned!


joeh said...

'Of course you can ARSE me' How could someone not respond to that?

Sarah said...

I KNOW Joe - clearly NOT a kindred spirit!