Who’ll find love on our virtual date? This week it’s Suzie, 64, and David, 65, but will romance be on the cards?
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- Building society worker Suzie, 64, and retired David, 65, shared their date
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Suzie, 64, (pictured) who has been separated for 11 years, works in a building society
I was married for 28 years, but I’ve been on my own for 11 years. I have dabbled with online dating and, while it was fun, I’d prefer to meet someone the old-fashioned way.
I haven’t been out with anyone for two-and-a-half years now, which is probably why my friend put me forward for this. Lockdown has made me feel quite alone.
I was nervous just thinking about it. My tummy churned all afternoon. I put on a colourful shirt, applied make-up and even added a squirt of perfume. I did think about wearing heels, but my Ugg boots won out.
I made a practice call so I could get the angles right on my laptop, but we ended up using our phones.
Separated for 11 years, with two daughters and one granddaughter.
Building society worker.
WOULD LIKE TO MEET
A man who is well educated and can make me laugh. Ideally he’ll be a fan of motor racing and be able to cook. He must like grandchildren and have get-up-and-go.
David looked very smart in a new azure shirt. I noticed he wore glasses with very thick frames and had rather bushy eyebrows. Unfortunately he doesn’t have any hair, which can be a bit of a deal-breaker for me.
Easy To Talk To?
David talked a lot about himself in the three hours we were together. After 90 minutes, I suspected I knew everything about him.
I told him I enjoy indie music, but he didn’t know what that was — he prefers musicals. He mentioned he has a piano and trombone at home, but doesn’t actually play them, which I found bizarre.
I enjoy dancing and would love to learn the tango, while David does Morris dancing. I’d give line dancing a go, but I draw the line at wearing bells and waving hankies.
None at all.
Did Sparks Fly?
There was no sexual chemistry. David clearly has a heart of gold — he’s very much part of his village community — I just didn’t fancy him. He’s only a year older than me, but it seemed like much more.
Would you like to meet in person?
SUZIE’S VERDICT: 7/10
LIKED? He’s easy to talk to.
REGRETS? I’m disappointed heNwasn’t for me.
SEE HIM AGAIN? No.
No. I’d rather meet someone who acts my age. I was disappointed.
What do you think he thought of you?
He might think I’m not very interesting, because I didn’t get to talk about myself. While he complimented me on my shirt, I didn’t have a moment to talk about what makes me the woman I am, such as my love of motor racing.
Would your family like him?
David can get on with anyone, but my friends and family would know he is not for me.
David, 65, (pictured) who has been single for eight years, is retired
My marriage ended after 25 years — we realised we had little in common when our daughters left home. Then I had a relationship that lasted almost 12 years, though we never lived together.
Online dating is not easy. Some women are like submarines — you’ll chat, then they’ll disappear for months before popping up again.
Not at all. When you reach a certain age you don’t give a hoot. I’m into amateur dramatics so nothing fazes me. I shaved off my lockdown beard before the date, and even ironed my shirt.
Divorced. Single for eight years, with two daughters and three grandchildren.
WOULD LIKE TO MEET
I’m no pin-up, but I am a perfect gent. I’d like to meet someone who is arty and sociable. When I go to musicals I always buy two tickets — just in case. I live in hope
I had a few technical issues with my computer so we ended up video chatting on our phones.
Using a smaller screen was difficult, but I could tell Suzie was nice and attractive. She talks well, too — whereas I’m Norfolk born and bred with the Bernard Matthews ‘bootiful’ accent.
Easy To Talk To?
Very easy. I was impressed she had seen David Bowie in concert. My knowledge of his 1970s work isn’t great, as I spent most of my youth fishing. Suzie also talked about her love of ‘indie’ music, but the only band she mentioned that I recognised was Snow Patrol.
As we chatted she drank rosé and I had a Corona. I joked that it protected me against the virus.
A few. I wasn’t sure how Suzie took my sense of humour. I said I didn’t mind the impotence and incontinence that come with old age, but the one thing I couldn’t stand was losing my hair. She didn’t crack a smile. She also had a poker face when I said I did Morris dancing.
DAVID’S VERDICT: 9/10
LIKED? She is easy to chat to.
SEE HER AGAIN? Yes, when we’re able to.
Did Sparks Fly?
It’s hard to tell online. Before she went to another room to show me her favourite CDs, she did say: ‘Don’t go away!’, which was nice.
Would you like to meet in person ?
Yes, that would be lovely.
What do you think she thought of you?
She might say I talk too much. I like to keep the conversation going. I asked questions, though.
Would your family like her?
Yes, but one of my daughters worries my new lady could inherit the house instead of her! The other one is desperate for me to find someone, though.
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