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Spectacular First Dates

Gwen and Terry

Northumberland

Terry: “My friends and family had been encouraging me for a while to ‘get back out there’ so one night I thought I’d do just that.

I’d been using the site for a few months before I saw Gwen’s profile and sent her an email. Much to my surprise, she replied saying, “Hi Tony!” That made me chuckle so I emailed back saying that actually my name isn’t Tony, but it’s Terry. She emailed back straight away saying, “Oh, sorry Trevor!” She had me laughing so much already that I had to keep emailing her. I wind her up all the time about it now!

I was feeling very nervous before our first date. I was married for 40 years and didn’t really know what to do; it was a completely new experience for me. It can’t have been more than 10 minutes before I felt completely relaxed and we laughed and talked for hours. We were actually the last people left in the pub and we were even told to leave because they were trying to close up! We met at five in the afternoon, we couldn’t believe it!”

Gwen: “We weren’t emailing for very long before we exchanged numbers because neither of us are very good at emailing or computers. For our first date, we met at a local pub near to both of us. Terry made me feel at ease straight away and I knew I had to see him again. We arranged our second date the week later and went rock’n’roll dancing with a friend of mine. He said he couldn’t dance, but he lied – I realised that night that he’s a great dancer.

We moved in together not long after. We’re now busy decorating our new home and we’re excited for our holiday in August with all my family. We also don't stop laughing every day and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have met him.”

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