Pre­par­ing to take the bull by the horns, so to speak

Central Otago Mirror - - OPINION -

It’s now six months since I started shar­ing my sin­gle-girl life with Mir­ror read­ers. It would be an ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say I’ve been bom­barded with of­fers from el­i­gi­ble suit­ors but a few chaps have got in touch via the Mir­ror. One sounded promis­ing but I chick­ened out of do­ing any­thing about it when I re­alised a close link be­tween him and a third party in my cir­cle. He’d not given his name ei­ther, which I didn’t like. Ad­mit­tedly, I’m in no po­si­tion to crit­i­cise oth­ers for be­ing name­less but of­ten men who won’t tell you their name are mar­ried. Just when it seemed that no-one reads the col­umn an email was sent to my charm­ing edi­tor. The writer could not be iden­ti­fied on Face­book so I might have to take the old-fash­ioned ap­proach and ac­tu­ally talk to him. Per­haps a blind date is on the cards. I’ve al­ways thought tra­di­tional blind dates en­gi­neered by mu­tual friends are a good idea. Ide­ally your friends have your best in­ter­ests at heart and a rea­son­able idea of the sort of per­son you might be suited to. Gen­er­ally we like the kind of peo­ple our friends like. In the roller­coaster world of dat­ing there are sit­u­a­tions that work out well and oth­ers best seen as learn­ing curves. But some­times you just have to take the bull by the horns and see what hap­pens. I shall re­port back on de­vel­op­ments with the mys­tery man. ◗ Queen­stown’s Sin­gle Girl is look­ing for true love. Ad­vice and po­ten­tial can­di­dates should be emailed to mir­ror@stl.co.nz.

Up and down: The roller­coaster world of dat­ing.

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