Inside the Mind of Isadora

Cyber Dating

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What should I wear?

We planned to meet in town. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. After all,
I had no idea if he was the person he’d said he was.

Pathetic feelings spring up inside me. Is this really the new way of life?

Divorce robbed me of who I was. The rejection manifested a despair in me for
any kind of affection.

Still, a dating site date.

He’d texted it as our rendezvous instead of a date.

“Do you know where the Chin Boat Chinese restaurant is?”

“Yes, it’s by the park. There’s outdoor tables.”

********

“Rhonda?”, a deep throaty voice said, while extending his hand.

“Bradley, I said with clenched teeth. It’s a pleasure.”

Was it?

He was nothing like his photo.

Word Count: 122
Genre: Flash Fiction

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

41 thoughts on “Cyber Dating

  1. Loved the story, can identify with it totally. Something else that intrigues me is the picture.. It resonated strongly with me then I remembered why, if it is where I think it is there is a old church to the left of the picture and my friend got married there. Keep on with the stories love them.
    https://divorcedsingleseeks.wordpress.com/

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  2. A great build up in suspense and portraying her anxiety in meeting him. Going out with someone you know.. for the first time is always questionable as to the outcome of it, but to go out with someone you have never met is a bit more intimidating and awkward…especially when they do not even look like their photo! Hopefully, in her case…he looked even better in person…:)

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    • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. Any social encounter with others …. not always dates … can be a cause of anxious concern. With social media as the majority of ways of meeting dates, friends and long lost family, we’re always wondering how it will all go in the end. It’s a different social world.
      Isadora 😎

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  3. Aha, really like your story, Isadora! Realistic and fun, it does represent what online dating can be, always a surprise, good or bad!

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  4. Izzy, I always enjoy your stories, especially the short ones … you pack cloaked wallops each time! ❤

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  5. I bet a lot of people put out of date or edited photos on dating sites, very current Issy!

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    • My newly divorced daughter (after 26 years) tells me stories about the new dating world.
      It’s difficult I’m sure. But, personality is important too. I left it where he could be much more
      handsome than she expected. After all, he did have a deep throaty voice which could be sexy. LOL
      Thank you, Gilly. ❤️

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  6. Well written Isadora and I’ve heard about quite a few cyber dates that ended up in marriage. I don’t think any of us will look like our photos when we meet up in real life, but that is not what should matter. I think when people talk to each other on the internet, more are said in words and sometimes people learn more about each other as well. Looks doesn’t matter to me.

    You’ve done very well to leave it open to interpretation and you’re right. Everyone will have their own unique experiences in their own reality. Well done! 😀 ♥

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  7. Oh my goodness. Let’s hope she’s heard the saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover. ” Looks aren’t everything, but the camera doesn’t lie. 🙂

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  8. Hahaha! I love this! So funny and so true to life!

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  9. This one has me laughing a bit, Izzy, but it wouldn’t be so funny in person. At least he wasn’t a stalker!

    janet

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    • I tried to leave it to interpretation. Each reader who has had a cyber date has their own story.
      This was influenced by my recently divorced daughters (26 years) experiences. I’ve been married
      50 years and wouldn’t have a clue otherwise. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      Isadora 😎

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  10. Haha. That first date after talking to a guy online can be risky. I guess if anything else it is a date and you can always say you have to go and sleep cause you are so busy if you don’t like the person. Maybe you’ll be surprised. Either way you are kind of stuck for that one date. Then, you can be like, um no thanks not again. Great real life like story.

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    • I tried to leave it to interpretation. Each reader who has had a cyber date has their own story.
      This was influenced by my recently divorced daughters (26 years) experiences. I’ve been married
      50 years and wouldn’t have a clue otherwise. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      Isadora 😎

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      • Wow, that’s really impressive to be married 50 years. Congratulations. I’m 30. I met my last and first serious relationship online. It lasted 4 years. But I have many friends who met their husband or fiancé on match.com or eharmony etc.. Great story, I think many people men and woman could relate.

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        • I have a few friends who met people online. One went to Christian.com and isn’t religious but met a woman who
          was perfect for him. I think it can work. It’s like finding a good pair of shoes, you have to search.
          Thank you for the congrats … I appreciate it, your visit and your complimentary comments. Come back again … 😄

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  11. Well, I certainly had my run ins with a few women who were nothing like their images on a dating sight years ago. But then, I also met my wife on it, so it can go either way. Your short story definitely brought back memories!

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    • Hi Emilio,
      I tried to leave it open to the experiences of people. As you know, I’ve been married for 50 years.
      This was based on the stories, my recently divorced (26 years) first born daughter. She in the 45 age
      and it difficult to find a nice date. But, she has had experinces that are positive; as you are proof.
      Rhonda, in my story, could be thinking he was very handsome. Some people don’t photograph well.
      Well, I’m glad it has turned out well for you and your wife. When the stars aline the soul receives its’
      partner. Thanks for stopping by. It’s nice to see your comment.
      Isadora 😎

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  12. I hope he was better looking than the photo rather than the other way around 😄. I enjoyed reading this

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    • Hi Ameena,
      I tried to leave it to interpretation. Each reader who has had cyber date has their own encounter.
      This was influenced by my recently divorced daughters (26 years) experiences. I’ve been married
      50 years and wouldn’t have a clue otherwise. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      Isadora

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    • I tried to leave it to interpretation, Angeline. Each reader who has had cyber date has their own encounter.
      This was influenced by my recently divorced daughters (26 years) experiences. I’ve been married
      50 years and wouldn’t have a clue otherwise. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      Isadora

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  13. I liked that. One of my creations regarding love can be read at 27writers.wordpress with the title ‘STUPID’S MAGIC’.

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