Dating disasters (The phantom menace)
This one really, really hurt when it happened .. To this day I dunno what went wrong but this was my 1st ever (drum roll please) interwebs meeting. Actually, one can’t really call it a meeting as such .. cos ..
Well, let me back up. So I’m brand spanking new to the internet, right. And I stumble into a chat room and start chatting to a man from Australia, a man who’s handle I can still remember .. Beemer318is – yes, after his car.
To say we enjoyed chatting was an understatement and even now, I think it was not just my imagination lol
I would check my emails every morning filled with anticipation and he never let me down. There was always a little note, a poem .. a something, to say hey, I thought of you in the last few hours.. And when we were both home after work (time zones allowing) we’d meet in a chat room and PM ten bells out of each other.
I have to admit, I don’t recall what we chatted about but I know I enjoyed it.
This is going back .. about 18 years now lol omg I have not thought of this in many a year but it’s as clear as if it happened yesterday.
Oddly, I do not recall his ‘real’ name, just his online handle. I know he had one because we used to mail stuff to each other .. via the post, not just via email. He even sent me roses for Valentine’s day. It was .. lovely and the emails, phone calls and chat went on for many months.
One day we decided to swap pics.. I had a couple taken specially and got them scanned then sent them and eagerly awaited his.. it was so exciting! I’d fallen hard and was imagining where this was heading .. and my imagination was running wild lol
Having just recently emerged from an unhappy marriage, I was very raw and this new romance, for all it was cyber vs ‘real’, felt real and I was loving every minute of it.
But I digress.. So I sent him my photograph via email with doubtless, some sort of chit chat in the email..
And .. I never heard from him ever again.
To this day I do not know why ..
And to this day, I still recall the feelings of confusion, hurt and bewilderment that I felt..
Little did I know it was not the only time I’d experience such emotions in the course of my dating history 😉
But hey, no more of this looking back .. onward and upward, right?
Posted on January 24, 2012, in Grief, Humour, Love, Relationships and tagged Blogs, Dating, Hope, Humor, Life, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Online dating, personal, Random, Rants, Relationships. Friendship. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.