Tess sifted through dozens of photographs of possible date matches. It was a surprise to discover an entire World of supposed eligible bachelors out there.
Putting up her own profile was a task she hadn’t expected to be that demanding. Her attempt to make a headline grabber, the right smile, the right amount of information was not as simple as she had thought.
The increased pings of her messenger for her new dating account, increased her excited nerves even though she still had trepidation about the whole thing, especially with the list of do’s and don’ts Kate had mentioned to her.
It was almost beginning to sound like an espionage escapade.
”Make sure you have a pepper spray handy!”
”Set up a separate email account.”
”Don’t give out your address or house number.”
”If need be, invest in a stun gun!” ”What? I don’t want to go shooting anyone!” She had shrieked.
”Only meet them at a public place.”
”Use spiked drink detector nail polish, so you don’t find yourself suddenly floating along with all his requests.”
”Don’t allow kisses on the first date.”
”No going to apartments for a night cafe etc, etc.”
”Make eye contacts as you talk to him.” ”If they are shifty, don’t trust him!”
Blah, yadda, blah, blah..
Whats a girl’s to do when she needs to do to find her prince in these tough times, she thought to herself?
These days, the competition was stiffer.
The good guys were all grabbed and even a lot of very delicious looking ones were into other dudes.
She still recalled her utmost disappointment when she had moved in and met the very polite handsome Latino hunk of a male specimen living downstairs, Steve; he was equally taken by another interesting looking bloke!
This one doesn’t look so bad, she mused to herself as she stared at the face on her laptop. He had such a sincere, earnest, open look and not too bad looking as well. His bio also read well.
”Nothing ventured, nothing gained”, she muttered to herself as she clicked the button to initiate a chat.
”I cannot afford to live through the debacle of another uncoupled birthday with my folks.”
”I’d rather buy a ticket to Mexico than go through that embarrassing episode again.”
How could Mama invite Deaconess Elfrida’s son, Humphrey to pair up with me?
He is such a sanctimonious and pompous ass!
Auntie Virginia had kept rattling on and on in her persnickety high-pitched voice on ”Tips of how to catch a guy.” A most mortifying moment.
”Time for hair touch-up girl”, She thought, as she idly fingered her locks.
To be continued. Husband wanted urgently Part 1
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
This was meant to go out last week Saturday, but I couldn’t bring myself to send it out in the light of recent activities and in that time, I have found more gems in my neighbours garden. Do take a peek with me.
10 ways to be grateful even on bad days, found in the yadadarcyyada’s front lawn.
Shrimp Po Boys, from What’s for Dinner Moms?
Some sweet and Delicious chocolate cookies, from Lynz Real Cooking.
A beautiful read, the boy who dared to be great, from MLou.
A poignant civil war letter- found, in a corner of Elusive Tropes troves.
The simple truth handed by The adventures and musings of an Arch Druidess through the auspices of Sepultura’s blog
10 easy ways you can make the world a better place, by Danny of Dream Big, Dream Often.
Good budgeting tips here at how to stuff your pig, especially during holiday seasons when overspending tends to happen more.
It’s a wrap my good people. Let’s have a calm weekend shall we. God Bless and take care.
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