Saturday 8th January - what an interesting weekend it is turning out to be...

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Well I don't know where the confidence came to do it but I did - I joined an online dating site. I even posted a pic of me. Now I am a big girl and I have become ok with it but I am still changing it as i don't always want to be the big girl! Last night when I was bored I decided to do up a profile, when I checked it I had 2 messages. This was before I put up a pic of myself. I replied to the one message as the other one is just too old. After replying I found an ok pic of me and added it to my profile. When I checked this eve I saw I had new mail, a reply from the one that I replied to and he even complimented me on my profile and pic! Now I know that this might not be a biggie for some people but it is to me as my confidence was seriously knocked when my ex and I parted our ways in May and because I am a big girl I don't have the best self esteem either!
All I am hoping to gain from joining this site is to meet some people and get more friends. If I find something more then that will just be an added bonus but I am definately not looking...

On another note, I start my new job on Monday and I am psyched! I have already started to get my kiddies back into their proper night time routine. I know it will take a bit of time before everything settles but I feel that I am making a step in the right direction. All I am hoping and praying is that this job will be longer than the 3 months or if it isn't then something better will come along, something that will suit me and the kids and still pay the bills.

Tomorrow is just going to be a chilled day and a day to get the house in shape.

Til then...

... Keep on sparking!!!
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  • SHEILA1505
    Good luck with this - sounds promising - lots of possibilities for friendships and rebuilding self-confidence

    Wrote a blog the other day about my old school friend (1960s UK) who met an English man online and after a while they met, spent a couple of months getting to know each other, then he brought her to South Africa to his holiday home. They came to me for lunch one day and I visited them on top of the Helderberg on Wednesday in steaming heat. He's a nice guy and I hope that it works out - she is besotted!

    and good luck with the new job tomorrow
    3426 days ago
    Thanks for all the comments guys! It is amazing how many people join these type of sites and actually find love! I don't think I am ready to love somebody yet but I do feel that I am ready for friendship and maybe even a date or two!
    Will keep you posted on what happens: good, bad and ugly... lol
    3426 days ago
    my fiance and i met in real life through a friend. after we had been dating for a month or so, he told me that he had actually been checking me out on a dating site we were both on and had only just realized that i was that person. so funny! we were both on okcupid, and were both in the top 5 matches for each other in the region. so i guess okcupid wasn't too far off... we still sometimes laugh about it, and wonder if we would have met sooner if either of us had actually messaged and said hi and met for coffee...

    congrats on the compliment! always nice to be complimented, especially by strangers.
    3427 days ago
    I met my husband on a dating site in 2002. We were both only looking for friendship and had a few coffee meetups and chatted on the phone for months. It's important I think to not be looking for your Mr Right when you join a site like that. Just take each day as it comes and see what happens.

    2011 - we have been married for 7 years and are very happy :) Both of us talk about that site we joined and how strange it is that we were both only looking for friendship at the time.

    Very happy for you my friend that you have taken this big step. I hope you find some amazing people to share your life with... friendship or otherwise.

    Lots of love x x x
    3427 days ago
    Wow - that's a big step - I'm so happy for you!

    Sounds like things are looking UP! YES!
    3427 days ago
    Too Cool! I hope all works out for you!
    3427 days ago
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