To find someone who will fit well into your life will take time and patience. In fact, the more you learn from your dating disasters, the more confident you’ll be when the sparks do fly.My last date was seven years ago and given I’m not one for small talk, I was very nervous in the lead-up to my dinner with Lorraine, I must confess.By 8.40pm, having only been there for just over an hour, we had finished the meal and I just wanted to go home.
You could say I’m out of the loop in terms of what women expect the first time you meet up.
Having decided to get the train to Knutsford, the town where we agreed to meet as it’s half way for both of us, I arrived early so decided to go for a couple of pints in a pub first, just for a bit of Dutch courage really.
Every day she’s on the phone to me about getting out there and meeting people.
But it’s not easy to date at my age — certainly not with women as attractive as Lorraine.
Lorraine and I arrived at the restaurant at the same time and I was immediately struck by what a good-looking woman she is. But Lorraine was feminine and clearly keeps herself trim. We decided to share a bottle of Pinot Grigio, which I understand is a lady’s drink, and Lorraine was superb company. We talked about our respective divorces and our children, too. After my last relationship failed, I wanted to be independent.
She said she worked in the motor trade but didn’t go into too much detail about what she does. My youngest son lives with me so I’m not totally on my own and I’m only semi-retired.
She’s the type of woman I’d like to spend more time with.
After the meal I escorted her to her car: I thought it was only proper.
Meanwhile, he asked me if I smoked and I told him I hated it.
He then took tobacco out and rolled up at the table, which really shocked me.
Living in Liverpool, she is active and enjoys cultural outings, music, and eating out. He enjoys living on his own in Manchester, and is semi-retired from the building industry. As we were both early, we went to the bar first and had a drink. I thought he was tall and well-dressed, but I knew immediately I didn’t fancy him.