Or more stories from my earlier dating experiences!
Back then – ah those heady days when the dating organisations never dished out anything as sensible as a photo – you’d roll up at the rendezvous with not a single clue on who the hell you were looking for!
I always had a burning ambition to say I’d carry a pineapple and wear something distinctive. What the hell I’d have done with the pineapple after, as it were, being located, I’ve no idea! I suppose we could have always eaten it! A sort of ice-breaker moment!
One dating agency kindly suggested I dated a cousin of mine who was also on their books – despite both of us telling them we were related! Actually he had a lot more success than me as he met his future wife through it (and they’re still happily together!). So I do know it can work!
There was the guy who told me he’d just been released from a mental hospital! Not a good moment! The one who told me over coffee one Saturday morning that he was into guns – just after there had been a horrendous shooting incident not very far away when a mother and her children had been killed! I left both of those in what can only be described as a hurry! But there were some genuinely lovely dates who treated me well, and took me on great evenings out – one even got me a job where he worked! It’s just I didn’t really fancy any of them!!
So for now I await to be chased and until then I shall remain chaste! And eat pineapple!