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Taking the Plunge

Posted Feb 16 2013 3:40pm

Rub My Duckie Oh Lord, what on earth do you say?

How do I advertise myself in the online meat market without losing all dignity? How to attract ‘the one’ rather than come across as desperate and attract all the other ‘ones’ (of whom I know from experience there are an extremely large number)!

Shall I just write a little bit in an effort to sound intriguing (and so there’s something to say when we meet)? Or, shall I write a lot in the hope that this will narrow the field and produce a higher calibre date? Shall I use recent photos exposing the true extent of my curves? Or a slightly older and particularly flattering headshot?

Key facts to include? Sanity (I’ve never boiled a bunny – honest!), reliable (I will turn up), realistic goals (desperate maybe but definitely not a bottom feeder), GSOH – horrible acronym but true and a necessity in a partner. Solvent, employed and oh yes, I have a child…

OK, it’s done. Out-of-date photo with truthful admission to extra pounds. How on earth did I manage to get a message before I’d even signed up? That guy’s keen (and no wonder). Now I remember that fresh meat brings out the sharks…Watch out swimmers, here I come!

Seaside Belle writes a weekly column on her life, loves and dramas in dating as a forty-something single mum. 

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