“I don’t think I could ask for more from a first date. I found Sophie easy to talk to though I felt a bit nervous myself. We seem to be both people who do better in a one on one setting than networking in a crowd. We discovered that we like similar authors and Monty Python – a hopeful start!
Sophie had clearly put a fair bit of effort into the meeting – sending me an SMS just before I arrived so I would recognise her and a very nice SMS thanking me after I had departed. I found her warm and welcoming. She seemed a lady who would like to give a relationship a serious go though clearly we need to get to know each other better. She was very affirming.
Sophie spoke a fair bit about her life – she seemed to me very much what you see is what you get which I liked – perhaps a little shy but in a very personable way. She is clearly a very bright woman who has made courageous decisions over the course of her life.
I had come to the conclusion some couple of months ago was that what I really wanted was a relationship in which I made someone else happy rather than replacing the loss of my former relationship. Sophie seemed happy with my company – I felt I could be myself with her without having to try too hard.”