Athene's Dating Blog - Being Selective romantically


As some of you know, I have been talking for a while about the impossibility of meeting someone new when you are a 40something single parent in a small town. I meet the same people over and over again. Sometimes it seems like I have gone out with the same people over and over again! A number of friends suggested I try internet dating. And so the original Dating Blog was born.

Here in a whole new section of MC a few of us will boldy go where no MC member has gone before and blog our experiences trying to explore the scary single world and the whole Internet Dating minefield. A couple of Dating Websites expressed an interest and a couple of friends helped with profile building so here goes...

Any questions or comments please feel free to post or pm me. Or join in and add your experiences.

Thank you for explaining the lingo to me, Athene!

And no, the day you stop believing is a very sad day indeed.

Friend of mine (single professional mum with two small girls) used the dating bit of Guardian newspaper to meet someone, because she thought that all men who bought the Guardian would at least have some standards! No idea if that is true, but she has been living with the second man she met for the past three years. The only problem initially was that they lived miles apart, but he moved in with her in the end.

I know several people who have met someone relatively quickly and seem happy - I guess I'm looking in the wrong places!!

My best friend keeps telling me that I should join e-harmony 'it's not a dating site, it's a relationship site' -okey dokey!!!!.

I think the real problem (in my limited experience) is that so many people aren't completely honest on these sites - and people (OK men!!) have a very different idea of how they look - many describe themselves as 'attractive' or 'very attractive' when some of them would give Quasimodo a run for his money! I wish if they were looking for a bimbo with a pneumatic chest and an IQ the size of a walnut then they'd just say so

I don't think I'm gorgeous but I haven't been known to scare small children either but I'm obviously NOT what men, or the ones I quite like, are interested in. Hey ho - I'll carry on recruiting and by the time you are ready for the convent Char I'll be Mother Superior and ANYTHING will go!!