I gently click on “Accept,” unsure as to what will happen when.Â A chat window opens:
KnightinShiningArmor77: Hi Saw your photo Nice!
That was fast.Â Is he serious?Â Is this a joke?Â I wonder.Â Only one way to find out.
ShyNSweet: Thank you
Another line pops up instantly.
KnightinShiningArmor77: Love your profile looks like we’d have a great time on a date.Â I love jazz and the beach the beach is my fav place
Love my profile?Â Which parts?Â This is a good start.Â At least we have a couple things in common.
ShyNSweet: Nothing better than catching waves or listening to Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday
Catching waves?Â Why did I type that?Â Damn wine.
KnightinShiningArmor77: So how did a gorgeous lady like you end up on a singles site
ShyNSweet: Haven’t met Mr RightÂ RU him?Â JK
That’s gutsy.Â Hope it doesn’t scare him off.
KnightinShiningArmor77: lol Maybe I am let’s find out
This is fast.Â What if he’s a serial killer?
ShyNSweet: Tell me about yourself
KnightinShiningArmor77: I’m a VP for a major company on the North Island.Â I believe in staying active and lead a very active lifestyle kayaking hiking rugby cricket
Wow, he sounds like a winner.
Yeah I know rugby and cricket?Â I enjoy both and play in local leagues i love kids and want to coach kids teams one day
He loves kidsâ€”even better.
My one vice is coffee I’m a bear until I get that first soy latte;^)
He loves coffee!
How about yourself?Â Tell me why you’re shy and sweet
Oh God oh God oh God what do I say?
ShyNSweet: I enjoy a good coffee as well and spending time with friends at our favorite coffee house.Â I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh and be outdoors and live life to the fullest.
KnightinShiningArmor77: Sounds like my kinda ladyÂ When can we meet so I can admire your beauty in person?
“Meet?” I say aloud.Â And then my conscience (or is the wine?) attacks.
Conscience: Bella, what are you doing? Stop lying to this guy.Â You aren’t being fair by making yourselfÂ out to be someone you’re not
“But I never thought he’d want to actually meet me,” I protest.
Conscience: So tell me again why you just shelled out
$49 to get on this site to meet men?
The minutes tick by and I still hadn’t answered.Â Maybe KnightinShiningArmor77 really is a valiant man who won’t mind my weight.Â I can’t believe I’m in this quandary.Â Lie and send him into shock when we meet, or take a risk and tell the truth?
I decide to tell the truth.Â I’m not a liar.Â I’m not like Tiresa and Mika.Â I’m better than that.
ShyNSweet:Â I’m available this weekend but I need to tell you I’ve put on a few pounds in the past few years I don’t have an athletic build
I hold my breath waiting for his reply.