**Excerpts from my old diaries**
I have recently met a new man. He is a friend of a friend and we were introduced via text message – oh the wonders of modern technology! We had been texting for a good week before we met up (a week ago) for Sunday lunch. I really like him .. as a person .. we have a lot in common .. football .. music .. TV .. Films etc.
But when we met, I just didn’t get that .. zing .. the rush of electricity that means that ou really don’t think you can keep your hands to yourself .. it just didn’t happen. I made the decision that I wasn’t going to make snap decisions and that I would give him some time – after all he was really nervous. We moved onto a charity auction that a friend of mine had organised and he met a couple of my friends .. and things went well. He then had to go to a prior engagement and gave me a kiss goodbye. Again .. no bolt of electricity.
Later that evening he called me and said that he and his mates were meeting up at his local for a drink or 2 and did I want to go. I felt that as he had done the friend thing earlier in the day that it was only fair I did too. So I went along, and was bored rigid. He spoke to his mates all night (completely fair but he could have integrated me a bit more!) and when his mates spoke to me .. he was constantly whispering things to me about them so I couldn’t concentrate! However, I still didn’t give up.
We arranged to meet up on Tuesday night but I was sent home from work as I wasn’t well, so I put him off until last night. My parents are on holiday so I thought I would invite him over for some dinner and a DVD. He said he would cook .. excellent!! But I soon realised that it really wasn’t going to happen. I had no desire to kiss him goodnight as he left and I think he probably realised. It’s a real shame as he’s a really nice guy .. just not what I’m looking for .. not that I know what that is …!
(EDIT: That was the last I saw of this particular guy. I still see some things about him through our mutual friend and he is in a long-term relationship now.)