Medic, lover of the arts and admirer of nature. I hope you'll enjoy reading my (fictitious) 'Intro II' as much as I did writing it.
It was bad enough that I had missed him. The skies had turned dark in a flash, unleashing so much water that my pastel floral dress and wide brim straw hat turned into mush within seconds. The baby blue sandals were slippery, but I decided to make a dash across the lawn for the playground shelter. I wiped my face, only to end up with mascara smudge on my fingers. The rain was knocking on the wooden roof as if asking for permission to enter. The deafening noise swallowed the sound of the cars finding their way along the Esplanade, wipers at full speed. Beyond them, the grey sea seamlessly merged with the water from above. The walkway was empty. They must have known about the rain.
For once I could have been on time, I thought, watching my bronze toe nails in the puddle of water below me. I will never know. As an engineer from Brighton, he had moved to Australia a decade ago. His emails were invigorating. Not only could he spell, no, he could write. The way we connected in word and thought, there was an undeniable attraction. I shivered. The dress felt heavy and cold on my skin. There was no break in the clouds, and I was going to be stuck for a while. I checked the bench in the shelter, but it was wet too.
'In memory of Judy Mary Jenkins', a plaque on the seat read. My fingertips wiped away the raindrops. 'My beloved wife.'
'She used to come here and watch the children play.' I shrieked as I turned around. The man was right behind me in the shelter.
'We met late in life. We never had children,' he said.
He was tall and thin, wearing a brown Drizabone coat and black cowboy hat, both well-worn and soaking wet, and both out of place in this posh suburb on the coast. But a certain kind of warmth radiated from him.
'You come here every day?' I tilted my head like a
At a glance
|Summary||Euroffspring's details||Euroffspring's ideal partner|
|Age||44 years old||40 - 55 yrs old|
|Body type||Slim||Slim, Athletic|
|Height||5'5/165 cm||at least 5'9/175 cm|
|Smoking habits||Don't smoke||Don't smoke|
|Relationship status||Single||Widowed, Single, Separated, Divorced|
|Have children||No, have no children|
|Wants children||Don't want any (more) of my own but yours are fine|
|Ethnic/cultural background||North European||South European, North European, East European|
|Political persuasion||No strong beliefs|
|Sign of the Zodiac||Taurus Check compatibility »|
|Drinking habits||Occasionally / socially|
|Diet||Other special diet|
|Have pets||Yes, have pets|
|Education level||Post Graduate||Diploma, Degree, Post Graduate|
|Industry||Healthcare / Medical|
What I'm looking for
A man with a deep soul and a sharp mind. He generally achieves what he sets out to do. Fiscally secure. Grounded and realistic. He is calm, confident and gentle, but also beautifully spontaneous, fun and playful. His story tells of a man who would nicely complement a woman with similar attributes.
- Male, for a relationship or dating
- curious puppy dog. I didn't worry about who he was, nor any mascara smudge on my face. 'Every day,' he stared into the distance, 'rain or shine. She travelled a lot, you know. And then, one day, she was gone forever.'
- Even in the dark shade of his brim I could make out deep lines in the man's face. 'And what brings you here?' he asked. 'Love!' I laughed, trying to lighten the mood, 'well, at least, looking for love.'
- Movies & TV
- 'Love,' he sighed. He took off the outer layer of his coat and placed it on the bench. Then, and if it was the most normal thing in the world, he took off the inner layer and placed it around my shoulders. He gestured for me to sit, and as
- if that was the most normal thing in the world, I told him about the mysteries of internet dating. Eventually, I paused, closed my eyes and took a deep breath. 'So,' I said in a crescendo-like manner, 'if I don't meet my soulmate in Australia, then I will just have to go back to Germany.'
- Other Interests
- I didn't dare to open my eyes as if the wish was still in the making. A breath of warm air stroked my face. I looked up and saw that the horizon had opened, allowing us to witness the onward western journey of the setting sun. 'Look!' I called, turning to the man. But he was gone.
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