Confessions

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Confessions


Byline: By Lisa Marshall

Friday 2nd July

I'm working away when I hear a little snigger from the back of the office. Vicki is giggling at something on the internet while tucking into her lunch. Within minutes, I hear more sniggers and what appears to be a game of Chinese whispers going round the office.

"Lisaaa?" asks Vicki in a drawn out voice which you just know means trouble.

"GMTV is advertising an internet dating service on their website."

A few minutes go by. "Lisaaa!" I just know what's cominga.

"Can we ("

I'm the only single girl in the office and the girls were forever coming up with ideas to set me up with someone.

It's been silent for too long and I turn around to see the girls peering at a series of mug shots on Vicki's computer.

"No, not that one, he's a geek. Click on that one", mutters Lucy.

"What are you doing?" I ask.

"Lisa, get yourself over here. There's some fit men on this website!"

Now forgive me. I know it's wrong to be lured by a pretty face. But a six pack? Stuff all this "personality matters more than looks" palaver. I think I've determined by now that all the men I meet are likely to have the personality of a pig anyway, so I may as well get a good looking pig.

I wander over trying not to appear too eager. I'm not fooling anyone. They know me only too well and are glancing at each other with smirks on their faces. They had already discovered that the website had a search engine to which you enter the area you live, your age and sex (that's male or female ( not "Yes please" ) and it will bring up relevant matches.

Now I'm not saying that all of the men were Brad Pitt look-a-likes. Far from it. Some of them had bodies off Baywatch but faces off Crimewatch. There were also quite a few claiming to be in their twenties when perhaps they meant to say they `were born in the twenties'. But I was pleased to see that some of the men on there were not at the back of the queue when looks were being dished out.

"So? Can we register your details then? You have to admit some of them are quite nice?" commented Lucy. …

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