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My mum introduced me to a friend’s son, but it was the most boring date ever.He talked about telegraphic transfers (like I cared!After connecting on the site, we’d usually continue chatting on other platforms such as ICQ (an instant- messaging service) before arranging to meet up – I met about 80 per cent of those I talked to.First dates usually involved getting to know each other over a meal.My close friends were married with kids; even the singles had formed cliques during the years I’d spent working in Bangkok.
He had to have a decent education, with at least a diploma.
I’m pretty confident, so I was comfortable with posting a selfie and personal profile explaining who I was and what I was looking for.
I can be picky, and having studied abroad, I saw myself as independent and well-travelled.
I had a particularly memorable date with an architect from Detroit who was in town for an event. Ironically, I made several good male friends in my quest for true love! I hate the idea of meeting people in loud bars, but I did try speed dating, though it always felt like I was conducting weird, one-sided interviews.
We chatted in a bar until it closed, then continued the conversation in his hotel room until the wee hours. As for those who didn’t work out at all, there was an arrogant and self-absorbed Kiwi who went on about his ex, was dismissive about my job in package design, and tried to psychoanalyse me based on my dating experiences. Friends respected me too much to set me up with someone, so I signed up with a local dating agency – but it couldn’t find me any matches!