So… yes I know my posts here are sparse at the moment and I genuinely have no reason for it. Work is going ok, I have no more or less than I did a few weeks ago when I last posted. Generally, I don’t have much to say and I know I should be filling in the gaps with mental health posts – particularly those about my CBT course. I just haven’t found the time or inclination to do it yet so a million apologies.
So, last time I posted I made reference to a new photograph of myself that I had put up on the dating sites and how the attention I was getting had skyrocketed. That hasn’t dropped off and I’ve been approached by women three or four times this week. I really don’t get it. I’m not particularly good looking, I’m still a little on the podgy side (though clearly I have lost a LOT of weight) and I certainly don’t think I look particularly hot in this picture. Seemingly, an increasing number of people of the female persuasion are disagreeing!
Anyway, before my head explodes – I will be meeting a woman this Saturday for a coffee date. She approached me. In fact, of all the women I’m talking to at the moment there is only one that I approached and that is Mirror Image. I don’t see things going anywhere there, personally. We have the potential to be good friends and I do find her very attractive. But she has suggested that she feels the age gap is intensified because I have been married. Let me be frank about this – she is 32 years old, has had one relationship and is a virgin. Naturally, she feels we are worlds apart in the dating game. This is not a problem for me but I am prepared to stand back while it is clearly uncomfortable to her. Nevertheless, we still intend to meet in December though whether that is as a date or just as long distance friends meeting for the first time will undoubtedly be decided closer to Christmas.
So, this weekend I have a date – my first since the pity date with Miss Give-Me-a-Chance. This girl is really cool, funny, interesting and we have a similar dry sense of humour. I think we’re going to get on really well and I’m expecting to like her quite a lot as a person. I’m going to call her Indie Chick, a name that I guess doesn’t warrant explanation.
Aside from that, I have new running shoes ahead of my first 10k in about six weeks but haven’t been running in a fortnight due to illness – I hate it. I want to get out and pound the pavements! grrrrrr!
I’ll keep you up to date and try to be better about it.