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I feel like I have lost the will to live to be honest with you, but you have got to be in it to win it!

I have re activated my account on plenty of issues but finding it a bit hard as my Electrician Essex boy is also on there and he keeps popping up. I really wish things had been different with us. I miss chatting to the miserable sod haha.

I used to find the online dating thing fun but now I’m finding it hard work. I can normally talk the hind legs off a donkey but it’s just not happening for me at the moment. It’s like having another job, I finish one then I feel like I have to start my next one … Flicking through all the pictures and reading profiles which all seem to say the same thing!  A friend of mine recently asked me if there was anyone at work I liked?  Honestly no there isn’t I’ve done the work thing before and yes it was fun … Actually very fun, but I really don’t want to get into that again, I like my job too much.

I have never been fussy about the people I speak to …in that I mean, I’ve never minded where they live, if they have kids, if they were once married etc but maybe I should? But doesn’t that defeat the whole point of doing internet dating that you meet someone who you wouldn’t normally?

At my age it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t have kids, or a past and that is fair enough. We all have a past that is what makes us.

Maybe I need to find a new dating site? If you have any suggestions please let me know.



My new housemate has now moved in and the house feels alive again. The last few lodgers have been people who are moving on after a few month’s. Stacey (she’s Welsh and I’m a fan of Gavin and Stacey) has a permanent job in the area and wants to feel settled as the last 7 months have been exhausting for her. The last house she rented a room in was a shared place with six guys, can you imagine that! 

When I got home last Monday after a manic day at work it was nice to see Stacey in the house making her room look all homely. We had a quick chat and she tells me that she’s not really sure how she feels about the guy she is seeing. Guess where she met him. Plenty of fish or should I say plenty of issues!

I said to her about me going Yoga! Yes you heard me right I was going to try it. After the last few weeks I needed something for me. Now I’ve never tried  it before but if you don’t try these things your never know.

Off we trot to the local gym. It must be our lucky night as we manage to get the last two places. I never knew it was so popular.

We walk into the studio and meet the teacher…. Who looks at us like we have 2 heads!

Hi we are new to this, To which she replies oh great new people I’m surprised you got in as this class is normally fully booked! Ok….. Well we did and here we are! 

We collect our mats and like children take them to the back of the room. Have you ever done yoga? She bellows across the studio. No we both replied but we have been told it’s good. Well I’ll explain more when the class starts! There are 12 of us in the studio and she begins. Now one thing I’ve found out already about Stacey is that when she’s nervous she laughs….. Not the best of things in a yoga class so I avoid eye contact with her.

She tells us to sit with our legs crossed and relax our shoulders and close our eyes. I’m liking this. Not too bad after all. Then she tells us to do other things, but as we are new we don’t know what she is talking about so I open my eyes to see what the others are doing to be told please close my eye. How am I meant to know what to do?

So I try as much as I can whilst peeking through one eye open and I actually enjoy it. At the end of the class you have a 10/15min cool down and this was great you lay there and think of nothing apart from your body and how it feels. I know this sounds strange but honestly it felt great. I came out feeling so tired but uber relaxed.

Maybe yoga is my new thing…. As long as I can find another class.

Is the whole world on Plenty of Fish dating site??

 I think they are.

I had someone come and look at a room that I rent out in my house today and she was great. Being girls we got chatting and it of course got round to dating. She was cracking me up. Turn’s out that my new Welsh friend is on Plenty of Fish and has also met some utter loons.

 She was really making me laugh as she thought it was just her that had bad luck so I thought I would make her feel better and tell her some of my stories.

It was defiantly an ice breaker and hopefully made her feel better.

Even better I now have a nice housemate moving in on the 1st Aug.

Life is great at the moment, work is keeping me busy and out of trouble. I’ve met a great bloke, but I am still a little scared to talk too much about him as I don’t want to jink anything.

 Things are on the up and Doris is one happy girl.

 It seems that all my stories, good and bad about online dating have caught the attention of a friend at work. He joined a dating site about 8 months ago but he got bored after a few weeks. In his words “I can’t be bothered with all the hassle”

 As far as I know his been single for as long as I’ve worked with him, which is coming up to 3 years. He has been on a few dates and I always get excited for him but it takes him so long to actually arrange a date that I normally lose interest ha ha.  

 Does that mean the girls do too?

 His a trendy bloke, takes care of his appearance, has a good job, close to his family and good looking. So why is he single?

 I think it’s because his lazy! He will tell you it’s because he works long hours but I think if you really want to date and meet people then you will make the time and put the effort in.

 He came into the office the other day and was all smiles, so at first I thought he had got lucky, no such luck he admitted he had joined the site that I had used. Plenty of Fish

 This site is popular but people have different views on it. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve met some real loons on there but I’ve recently met someone really nice from there….. oops cant be too soppy!

 He came over to my desk and we are like a pair of school kids as he was telling me about his profile… but I wanted to see it with my own eyes so we logged on. Ok now try not to laugh as much as I did but his called himself “the cool hunter” personally I think he needs to change it but I am just pleased his actually got a profile so I’ll talk to him about that soon.

 His profile doesn’t say a lot but his picture is nice. I think he thinks that girls are going to flock to his profile and the girl of his dreams is going to drop him an email. WAKE UP Cool Hunter you need to go and hunt! So I gave him a few top tips.

 1.     Don’t favourite people if you have no intention of talking to them, it’s a wimps way of saying hey I’m shy!

2.      Visit the “would like to meet” and see if there is anyone there that catch’s your eye. If there is you should contact them.

3.      When sending emails don’t send boring ones like Hi How’s you?

4.       Read peoples profiles and don’t just look at the pictures

5.      Don’t spend too long exchanging emails as it can get boring.

6.      If you do see someone you like ask her out its only a date!

7.      Finally enjoy it…… its all about having a laugh and meeting new people.


I cant wait to see how he gets on!