Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Strictly Dating: #SummerLoving

Regular readers of this blog will know I don't have the best track record with men. Since having S, I've had a go at dating but never really got too far with it. I go through stages where I want to meet someone, and then I go through stages where I think "how can I possibly have a partner before my child is in secondary school?"

When Strictly Dating asked me to take part in their #SummerLoving campaign, I thought it couldn't hurt to give it a go. I signed up to their website to see what would happen...

The site is fairly easy to use; you answer some questions about yourself, write a little blurb (how does anyone know what to write for those?!) and upload a photo. Then you have a look through the profiles and see if anyone takes your fancy!

I've decided to approach this a little less seriously than my last foray into the dating world, and instead see it as a little bit of fun. It would be nice to meet some new people, go on a couple of dates and see what happens. Even if it just means I have a few more friends/acquaintances, at least I might get a couple of evenings' decent conversation out of it!

At the moment I'm chatting to a couple of people. It's a weird feeling because unlike meeting someone in a bar or out somewhere, you both know what you're there for. So you do the whole "hi how are you" thing and then one of you usually mentions a date fairly soon - which probably wouldn't happen if you were chatting to someone in the queue in Tesco!

I would be lying if I said I wasn't at all nervous at the prospect of re-entering the dating world; my last foray didn't amount to much in the end, and it is a bit nerve-wracking  to put yourself out there. But it's also a little exciting - and really, if I never did anything that scared me, I may never leave the house again!

Watch this space to see what happens next!


  1. Ohh exciting times!! Good luck!!

  2. I'm on looking foward to reading your "forays" and good luck.....

  3. Good luck Vicky. You're a braver woman than I am! I will watch this space indeed :))

  4. Good luck! I'm a single mom and dating is soooo hard! I've tried the online dating before but haven't had much luck with it.


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