Right!! Let`s get back to the original theme here…Plenty of Fish but as I like to call it Plenty of Frogs…..there seems to be an issue about pictures on profiles. Apparently peeps post older pics of themselves!! At least one guy has told me this….I reckon both men and women do it…but what`s the point? I can understand guys doing it though…”Eric” can look totally different at 50 than he did at 40….but it seems a bit unfair when you`ve been window shopping and seen what you want only to have a co mpletely different item arrive!! It`s not like you can return it for an exchange or refund. You can choose not to wear it again but it sort of takes the shine off when you thought you`d ordered a guy with thick dark hair and a nice smile (Eric) and an old man shuffles up…bald…one front tooth missing and don`t even get me started on the ones who say they don`t smoke when they clearly do…..!! Grrrrr!!Needless to say our romance is over……

Dave provided a lot of entertainment for my friends at the time…..one friday night waiting for him again….I had a really uneasy feeling….at the time I had a friend called Elaine who is probably the most selfish person I ever met. She was a beautiful looking girl and always had at least 2 guys on the go..one of them owned a nightclub and had left his wife to run off with Elaine but she didn`t turn up (luckily for him) so he just turned around and went back home to his wife…..apparently he didn`t have enough money! Anyway I digress……this particular night I`d had a couple of the usual phone calls when the last one was a classic Dave. ” Didn`t I tell you babe? I`m moving house so I can`t see you tonight.” (this was after 3 phone calls telling me he was on his way) Hmmm….I`m just going to phone my “friend” Elaine……Her mum answered.”She`s not back from work yet…she`s doing some promotion in Manchester”. (oh I bet she is…) I was hoping I was wrong but no….they`d met up and he was having such a good time (she told me this) he`d sacked me off. But of course Elaine being Elaine she`d proved her point to herself that she could have him if she wanted and totally lost interest in him. I`d love to say I didn`t have him back but……needless to say mine and Elaine`s romance is now over……

Going back to the previous post reminds me of a guy I used to go out with when I was 18….anyone who`s known me for a long time will know immediately who it is and will be sniggering….but that`s ok! Dave was a compulsive liar and his reasons for being late or not even turning up were extreme to say the least….many a time I was waiting for him to pick me up from 8 oclock…which turned into 11 o`clock after numerous phone calls…(no mobiles in those days so he would have had to use a phone box)…” Sorry babe…will be there in ten minutes…just met an old friend..” .It was only later when I found out they were all female friends…..One memorable time I`d been waiting to be picked up and yes he was late as usual when the phone went.” Sorry I`m late..been in a car crash so I`ve been sat in A&E all night…” To say I was fuming is an understatement….” Well I have to say Dave that has got to be THE BEST ONE YET!! ” When he turned up an hour later it turns out that yes he HAD been in a car crash….he was so vain he wouldn`t wear his glasses and he`d crashed into a parked car(idiot) and he`d cut his cheek and smashed his mouth. It was probably the only time he was telling the truth……

Learning The Ropes.

Being a newcomer on this dating site (or any for that matter) you learn very quickly to recognise the ones who are married/desperate/or just plain crackers. Having received a message from someone who (for me) ticked a lot of boxes I was enjoying a few e-mails when we decided to swap numbers. He seemed really keen and although he didn’t live in Manchester (he lived in Wales) he was coming up to the Labour Conference being held in town. The first weekend when I didn’t hear from him I didn’t think anything of it as apparently he’d been visiting friends and couldn’t get a signal. The second weekend he’d been ill and by the third weekend I’d completely lost interest so really didn’t care what the excuse was. After no contact for a few days he txt me. “Arriving in Manchester Sunday evening any chance of meeting up sometime?” I didn’t reply and needless to say our romance is now over.