Plus size online dating sites
For the last few months, I have been seeing a chef my age I met on the site. Before we even met, she admitted she’d come to snoop through the windows of my house to check I was above board. The next day I changed my profile to read ‘widowed a few months ago’.
I didn’t want to make a big deal of it, but I hoped a brief summary of my marital status would explain my presence online.
When I wasn’t ignored, it often felt as if I were on a production line.
One woman I met in a bar early on claimed haughtily that she’d been out with a man called Mike the day before and was meeting another called Steve the following day. One 45-year-old sent me a picture of herself six months ago posing stark naked in bed.
When Nicole and I divorced, we were teachers living in Taiwan.
I wanted to move back to Britain and we agreed it was best for my son to come with me.
It can be fun, terrible, exciting, hard — the adjectives used to describe it are endless.
A forthright brunette demanded I wear Superman underwear on our date to give her ‘something to remember’.
Still trying to find my feet, I was overwhelmed by the feeling of not being as ready to start dating as I had thought and barely said a word.
We’d been married two years and her death left a gaping hole in my life.
I couldn’t imagine finding anyone to replace her, but I knew she would want me to be happy.Unsurprisingly, as we left she said we didn’t click. My favourite date was with a 39-year-old teacher and fellow single mother. Yet we didn’t have sex — perversely, weeks of emailing had led to over-familiarity and, by the time, we met we’d formed too much of a friendship to take it further.Bill Addison, 67, is a retired aircraft engineer from Stockport, Cheshire.Most women I want to meet — single mothers my age — have older children. I can get to know dates online before we go out for dinner.