Online Dating

My photo - Norwegian fjords
By Jabo
@jaboUK (57170)
United Kingdom
April 7, 2016 3:41pm CST
Tom didn't like being alone, His hopes to be loved they had flown, But he didn't whine Tried dating online, But his first date was just an old crone. Undaunted, he went on again, Was over the moon to meet Jen. But he was aghast To find as time passed, 'She' was of that gender called men. So, the first time he'd got a gran, The second time it was a man, Was it a curse Can it get worse? Well yes - I'm afraid that it can. He found a girl who was such fun, He really thought she was 'the one', What she didn't mention Was her intention To take all his money and run
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87 responses
@Asylum (48152)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 16
I feel that I may as well scratch Any hopes of an internet match Even if helped by Cupid No one would be so stupid I am really not much of a catch
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@Asylum I cannot believe that is true That no-one would want to catch you, You are so witty T'would be such a pity, If for you the gals did not queue.
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@Asylum (48152)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 16
@jaboUK My hopes of success are not big For me they would not give a fig It would not be worthwhile To walk down the aisle For I have no gold to dig
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@Asylum You'd frighten them off, that's for sure, If they realised you were poor. "What - there's no gold? My hand you can't hold, I'm off like a shot out the door"
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@UncleJoe (13326)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
7 Apr 16
The problem I have with online dating is that my wife feels so left out.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@UncleJoe Yup, wives are likely to get upset about that sort of thing - can't think why!
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@rebelann (47831)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Apr 16
..... you sure she's NOT online dating?
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@gudheart (12728)
12 Apr 16
@jaboUK LOL maybe your wife should join in the fun Uncle Joe LOL
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• United States
7 Apr 16
yer wit 'n humor abound this poor fella left with nary a pound what a shame that some gals turn out to be blokes too many tryin' to trick folks ok, i call a truce! ! jest loved this, ms. jabo!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx Thanks so much for joining in Crazy - it's a bit of fun, isn't it?
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@rebelann (47831)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Apr 16
Oh man, you too?? And here I sit with no talent for such........
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• United States
8 Apr 16
@jaboUK if'n only ya knew how long i suffered to scribble that wee bit, lol. 'tis great fun to read that'f yers'n others. i seem to've left my poetry self back'n the hills. big hugs!!
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@DianneN (113226)
• United States
7 Apr 16
Lol! You can't be too careful in this day and age, but I know some who have found true love after meeting online.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@DianneN Yes, my sister is one of those who found love this way. I've written another poem to counterbalance this one, which I'll post sometime.
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@Daljinder (22369)
• India
8 Apr 16
Seriously! From where and how you come up with this everytime? No really, where? You never fail to make me laugh!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@Daljinder Thanks so much for being so appreciative. It all comes out of my head- you wouldn't want to look in there!!
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@Daljinder (22369)
• India
8 Apr 16
@jaboUK You have a humorous way to bring up reality.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@Daljinder Thank you
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@JudyEv (157811)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Apr 16
Somehow I just knew there'd be a heap more below! Thanks for the laugh.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@JudyEv When I put a limerick up a certain person can't resist, can he?
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@JudyEv (157811)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Apr 16
@jaboUK And a certain other isn't really much better at resisting, is she?
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@AnneEJ (4977)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
7 Apr 16
Great poem. I would be afraid to try meeting someone one line. They can say anything on there. I like your picture, very nice.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@AnneEJ Dating online can work - my sister met her husband that way and they are very happy. Thanks for liking the picture.
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@AnneEJ (4977)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
8 Apr 16
@jaboUK Yes I know some people who have had good results.
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@Juliaacv (40216)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
What a cute one this is! But, I think that there were gold diggers around long before online dating!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@Juliaacv Oh yes, I wouldn't dispute that - gold diggers have been around for centuries
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• Preston, England
8 Apr 16
Tom sounds so much like me lol
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@arthurchappell Oh Arthur, you do put yourself down! I think you may be a bit more savvy than Tom
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@arthurchappell Oh sheesh - it sounds like you could write your own saga about it
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• Preston, England
8 Apr 16
@jaboUK pretty much yes, but hopefully next time will be better
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@pgntwo (22689)
• Douglas, Isle Of Man
7 Apr 16
And he ended up pining for the fjords... I enjoyed that little quadrilogy (?).
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@pgntwo I seem to have set Asylum off again, haven't I?
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@pgntwo (22689)
• Douglas, Isle Of Man
7 Apr 16
@jaboUK It doesn't take much And he does it so eloquently, lyrically...
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
@pgntwo He does, you're right. Have you seen the latest one (about Dover)? He's just made me laugh out loud at that one. I can't top that .
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@avi256 (4710)
• Pune, India
8 Apr 16
Online dating with a stranger is a risky affair, but not all times one can be unlucky, I have some friends who actually found their life partners through online dating.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@avi256 Yes, I know it happens - my sister found her husband this way too.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@pandyaparil Yes, being in the same country would be best.
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@celticeagle (122719)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Apr 16
Maybe he just not meant to meet anyone.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@celticeagle It seems that way, doesn't it?
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@celticeagle (122719)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Apr 16
@jaboUK ....After a while I would begin to wonder.
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@Scindhia (1940)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
Online dating is risky with all the photoshopping these days. Poor Tom!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@ScindhiaH Yes, people can pretend to be what they're not, but hopefully they will be found out before it goes too far.
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Apr 16
Oh my goodness, I see you and Barry are at it again. I'll have to wait until another day, or possibly three since I'll be working the night shift tonight and tomorrow. Maybe I can join in too, but I'm making no promises.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@MarshaMusselman Yes, we're at it again, sparking each other off. I hope you will join in, even if you don't have time right now
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@annierose (18966)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
It is too sad for Tom. I hope he could find a good woman for him. Looking for someone online is like gambling. It is either you lose or win. I have met my boyfriend online and after few months he flew here to see me, then the rest is history. We have been in our relation for almost three years now and I did not regret taking the risk to fall in love online.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@annierose I'm really pleased to hear that you have a positive experience about this. It shows that it does happen - well done. My sister met her husband on line too.
@annierose (18966)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@jaboUK I am happy with her too. Did she meet her partner from a different country or not? Mine is from a different country and we are still doing some adjustments due to cultural differences.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 16
@annierose it was easier for my sister as they were both living in Wales. It was a second marriage for both of them as they were both widowed. It just shows that you can find love at any age - they were in their 70s when they married a couple of years ago, but they'd known each other for about 10 years by then. So are you two living in the same country now?
• United States
8 Apr 16
Most people lie when making their profiles. Even married people sign up, and say they are single. I don't bother anymore.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@ElizabethWallace Does that mean that you've tried it? Yes, I understand that people may not be truthful.
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• United States
9 Apr 16
@jaboUK Yes. Men often do not take care of themselves and die young because of this. So absurd.
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@dpk262006 (56718)
• Delhi, India
8 Apr 16
I just cannot stop laughing reading your wonderful poem. Full marks to you for writing such a wonderful and hilarious poem.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@dpk262006 Thnak you so much, I'm happy that it amused you
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@dpk262006 (56718)
• Delhi, India
11 Apr 16
@jaboUK Let me say that you are one of the best writer/poetess here on this site. It is always pleasure to read your posts.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 16
@dpk262006 What a lovely thing to say, thank you so much
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@VivaLaDani13 (27605)
• Perth, Australia
22 May 16
lol poor dude! This was so clever and awesome. Had a good laugh!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
23 May 16
@VivaLaDani13 You do dig up some old ones, don't you? Thanks, and I'm glad it amused you.
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• Perth, Australia
23 May 16
@jaboUK I see you have noticed this lol I do it with everyone I follow. Every time I come on here I have to look at every single discussion that the people I follow have posted. Kind of an OCD thing I guess you could say.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
23 May 16
@VivaLaDani13 Well thank you Dani - I appreciate it.
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@GreatMartin (8118)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
10 Apr 16
Love the picture--makes me want to dive right into it!! Unlike Tom my friend AJ met his true love his first attempt at on line dating and they have now been together a decade!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 16
@GreatMartin I took the picture on a cruise to Norway, I'm glad you like it. I'm pleased that things worked out well for AJ - I know online dating can have good results. I was just having a bit of fun here
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 Apr 16
@jaboUK You know I know that--I love your poems/limericks!!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 16
@GreatMartin Thank you
@cindiowens (5194)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
9 Apr 16
Well done! Poor Tom.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 16
@cindiowens Poor Tom indeed - it's a good job he only exists in my imagination
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 Apr 16
@jaboUK There is probably a real "Tom" out there somewhere, bless his little heart.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 16
@cindiowens Yes, you do hear a few horror stories about people being taken in online.
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