What do you do when you’re a newly divorced 52-year-old mother, keen for a second chance of romance? Why internet dating of course! Daisy Mae_224 embarks on the internet dating process with trepidation. Having not been on the dating scene for nearly 30 years, and with fairly rudimentary computer skills, she finds herself embroiled in a series of haphazard and hilarious situations.
Daisy keeps a diary of her internet dating life and reveals detail by detail, the ups and downs of her midlife dating extravaganza. Soon after starting out, Daisy realizes her true mission. With no past experience and no-one/nothing to guide her, she needs to produce – Internet Dating lessons. Read on to find out about PLONKERS, Muppets and MAWDs, and a whole host of amusing anecdotes, tips, and ideas.
Working by day as a Sexual Health doctor, the story as it unfolds contains accounts of Daisy’s clinical experiences with patients in the Sexual Health clinic. She also reflects on her past life with Voldemort (the dreadful ex-husband). With advice and encouragement from Imogen, her 17-year-old daughter, her surrogate parents known as the Amigos, with a big house and swanky swimming pool, her friend Pinkie and from Jeannie, her nonagenarian friend from the Nursing Home, Daisy resiliently persists in her quest to find a long-term partner.
This is a heartfelt story that will ring bells with anyone who has ended a long term relationship and now wants to find somebody new. It is humorously written, full of emails, poems, limericks, and even a recipe! Daisy can’t resist her pages of advice on topics like “Kissing” and “Anti-Snoring.” It is a unique and highly amusing book, which will make you laugh out loud! So read on and see. Will Dating Daisy find her “prairie vole?” Or will the whole process end in disaster?
When you start to create your internet profile, it’s actually quite daunting.
The first box asks for your Internet Dating name. Only this name is visible to anyone looking. So you can choose, and use your real name here if you want to, or a made-up name. Your real name is only known at Trust HQ! It’s top secret, like MI5. It does give you some comfort knowing that actually. Most people do use a made-up name, no doubt to keep their true identity hidden until they choose to reveal it. If you look on dating sites you will be amazed by the different variety of names. There are a lot of people out there with imagination it seems. (If only their profiles matched the ingenuity of their names! And – if only when you met them they lived up to their profiles! Read on! …) If and when you get a hit and you start messaging, it’s up to you if or when you reveal your real name.
So … I thought about it for a moment and decided to use the name Daisy. I didn’t know why at the time, but I got a clue about that as I was writing this book. Just keep reading and you will find out! But 223 Daisys had got there before me! So here I am on the net – Daisymae_224. My name does feature heavily in this book.
Then you have to write a little one-line ditty that appears underneath your name. Ah – what to write? I had a look at what some other people had written and this is what I came up with:
“Lively, out-going, fun-loving character seeks soul-mate for real-life adventures.”
Now you have to understand the computer is trying to be your friend. It’s in the spirit of friendship that it then asks you one hell of a lot of questions. These are a few that I picked out to show you, so read on. Remember – “natural, dazzling, beautiful, smart, and alluring”. That’s the plan.
About the author: Living in the South of England Daisy_2234 shares many similar professional, life, and dating, experiences as her protagonist; for this reason, she has chosen to write under a pen name.