Once upon a time there was a damsel in distress. She wailed and cried for her prince to rescue her from the evil entrapment of the king troll. Look! There he comes! Brave and courageous, he slays the troll’s army of fire spitting dragons and after he defeats them, he climbs to the top of the tower to rescue the beautiful princess. Then, on the back of his trusty steed, they ride into the sunset and live Happily Ever After.
Fast forward to the 21st century.
Modern day woman no longer wants to be seen as a helpless creature waiting to be rescued. And right she is! Women want to be seen and treated as the strong and independent beings they are, but if we are being honest with ourselves, women paradoxically ALSO want a manly knight to sweep us off our feet.
But what does this mean for chivalry?
Now cue the poor man who has to figure it all out. “When does she want me to open the door or pay the bill and when not?” No wonder men think we are mysterious creatures from another planet. Why can’t we just say what we want? Men don’t seem to have a problem with that. Or does that kill the romance?
Personally, I love it if a man to opens doors for me or helps me into my coat. That doesn’t mean I’m not equal. I think it’s nice if a man treats me respectfully. It’s all part of making a good impression, part of our courtship. If he’d treat me like one of his mates, I would think he’s not that interested. But that’s me.
Ladies, how do you feel about chivalry? Do you like it or would you rather not have it?
Gents, what are your thoughts? Do you want to be chivalrous and are you afraid to offend a woman? Or do you feel equality should mean equality?
“Mick and I have now been together for about 6 weeks and have just returned from our first holiday together. It was just a wink from me that made Mick look at my profile and see how we think alike. He would have never known but for that wink. After he winked back and we exchanged a couple of messages to each other we arranged our first date. As soon as we met I knew that there was a buzz between us and we held hands all night. Since we met and as we spend more and more time together we realise just how alike we truly are and how luck we have been to meet.”
Mick & Sue
Congratulations to Mick & Sue who met on Plenty More Fish. You look so happy in your picture! Wishing you both a very happy future together. x
We just received this email by Marcella and Jake who met using Plenty More Fish and we’d love to share it with you. So happy for you guys! All of us at Plenty More Fish wish you ever lasting love and happiness! xxx
Our Story – Marcella and Jake
Marcella and I met through the Plenty More Fish site and we thought we would let you know how this came about. I had been on the site for about 3 months on the advice of my son who had met a very suitable lady on there. Marcella had been on the site for some time too.
Marcella and I had previously met a number of people separately through the site, each of which had resulted in one-date meetings, only for both of us to find that that vital spark was not there with the other person and there was no point in pursuing such connections.
Then on Tuesday March 12th this year I received a wink from Marcella. I looked at her profile and liked very much what I read. There was no photo so I responded by asking her for a pic and sending her an extended profile which told her much more about me. I didn’t need to send a photo as my profile already had one and she had obviously seen it. She responded with a pic and an email entitled “Gobsmacked” as she was very surprised but delighted by the amount of detail that I had provided in my extended profile. Her pic showed her to be an extremely attractive lady.
I was working in Devon that week and by Fish-mail I asked Marcella for a date and we exchanged mobile phone numbers and after some texting and a long conversation we arranged to meet up on the Thursday evening two days later, at a very nice bar and bistro in the North West that I know, which puts on lots of gigs, jazz, blues, rock – all sorts – usually on a Thursday evening. I have played there with my own band several times so it was very familiar to me. I was driving back that Thursday evening from Devon to my home in Yorkshire, which is about 40 mins drive from there and Marcella lives not too far away as well, so we were both easily able to get there.
We met outside the bar where I was waiting for Marcella to arrive in a taxi. When she alighted from the taxi and came to me I was immediately and instantly attracted to Marcella and for me it was quite simply love at first sight – she greeted me with such openness and warmth – she has such a beautiful personality. I know that sounds corny but it’s true. She was a little more practical, falling for me (she later confessed) during the evening, when I pulled out a “nit comb” to comb my hair!!!! “I don’t have ‘em” I hastened to tell Marcella, and explained that “it’s just that this kind of comb is very small and neat and fits nicely into my wallet”. Hey, I’m just a practical guy………I was somewhat dishevelled as I had just driven 275 miles to get there – about 5 hours in the car, and having worked in Devon for many weeks I had not had a chance to have my hair trimmed for the date. I think it was my practicality and lack of pretension that hooked her.
We talked and listened to the band and had a really lovely time together, till the gig finished about 1am. By then Marcella was confident enough about me to allow me to drive her home and I dropped her off at her door – but didn’t even get a peck on my cheek for my trouble. The cheek!! – although we did hold hands in the car. The following day I asked Marcella by text for another date and we agreed to meet for lunch the following Tuesday (I was moving house that weekend) at a pub up on the East Lancashire Moors, called “Owd Bett’s”. It’s an old pub, very charming and we spent all afternoon having a lovely lunch, very leisurely, with the place virtually to ourselves. We finished about 5pm, when I had to set off on the 5 hour drive to Devon to my worksite, where I was working for the rest of the week. That evening Marcella had arranged to go out with a group of female friends but she later text’d me to say she had cancelled, as she wanted to stay at home and chill and savour our afternoon together. I text’d back that I had savoured the afternoon all the way down to Devon for 5 hours in the car. Our next date was the Sunday following when Marcella invited me to go swimming with her as a guest at her health club – fortunately I was still reasonably fit and I accepted. That was very pleasant even though I had not done any swimming for a long time.
That first date was exactly 3 months ago and since then we have been inseparable, going to gigs (some of mine), dancing and to gym and swimming whenever possible. Marcella is into keeping fit and has drawn me into this and I have lost 20 lbs without trying and am now much fitter – to our mutual benefit.
I have been with Marcella to her home country in the Far East for a holiday – her parents were Chinese and she was born and raised in a Far East country, but has been resident in UK for many years. There I met all her family and many of her friends from childhood and school, with whom she has stayed in touch. We had a fantastic time, very romantic and exciting – especially for me – not being familiar with the Far East or its culture and customs. I was very blessed as I had a “local” with me as my guide and mentor and she introduced me to all manner of new experiences that most tourists and holidaymakers would not see for lack of local knowledge.
Being Chinese, Marcella is a fan of Astrology and related matters. Some weeks ago we looked up my birth year and determined that in Chinese astrology I am a Dragon. Marcella is a Rat from her birth year and it seems that the best of all possible compatibility matches is a Dragon and a Rat. We also did the same for our Western birth signs Virgo and Pisces – with the same result. That pleased us both greatly…..
We have become totally besotted with each other and can’t bear to be apart. We intend to spend the rest of our lives together and we are very very happy. It seems as if each of us is the person that the other has dreamed of meeting – but has only finally met and each has fallen totally in love with, quite late in life. We did not expect this to happen as we are both mature people – but we had kept an open mind.……. We have both said to each other more than once that it feels too good to be true and it’s really scary – especially the speed with which our relationship has developed ……….. But we are both very confident that we will make it work – it is already working wonderfully well. I am still pinching myself to make sure I am awake and not dreaming!!
As a jazz musician I can and do quote from many romantic songs to express my feelings for Marcella and none expresses them and the way of our meeting better than the words of an old Standard, that I emailed to her recently, called You Stepped out of a Dream. The words go like this……………..
Stepped out of a dream,
Are you too wonderful
To be what you seem?
Could there be eyes like yours?
Could there be lips like yours?
Could there be smiles like yours,
Honest and truly?
Stepped out of a cloud,
I want to take you away
Away from the crowd,
And have you all to myself,
Alone and apart.
Out of a dream……….Safe into my heart.
This is our story and we hope you like it.
Thank you Plenty More Fish for our blissful happiness, without your site we would never have met.
With love from Marcella and Jake x
Congratulations to Andy and Gwen, who met on Plenty More Fish. We are very happy for you and wish you continued happiness!
We decided to try this site in October. After a couple of winks and a few messages to each other we decided to exchange phone numbers. I was nervous I wouldn’t have anything to talk about, or that I’d clam up, but we actually had a lot in common. After a couple of weeks chatting to each other we met for the first time on November, 8th 2012. We had a day out in South Shields and had a really good time together. A week later we decided to start a relationship or as Gwen said, “We’ll give it a go and take things slowly.” It just goes to show there is someone for you out there and online dating really does work. Thank you very much for finding my soul mate, if it wasn’t for you I’d still be on my own.
Andy & Gwen
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Happy dating, Maz x
Hi fellow daters!
Just received an email of Wendy. She met her Phil on Plenty More Fish and we think that’s pretty fab, right? So here’s a big cyber kiss :-* from us to Wendy for sharing their story and we hope you guys the best and happiest future together! x
Phil mentioned that he was on Plenty More Fish and I thought that I’d give it a try. We saw each others profiles and made contact online. We’d met previously, but it was fun having a chat and interesting to read what interested the both of us. We got to know one another and the friendship developed; we met at our local modern jive group, as we both enjoy dancing and have very similar interests. When we danced, our eyes met and it was as if the rest of the world vanished. We now see each other every day, were inseperable!
Thank you P.M.F, you helped to bring us two together. We’ll have to see whats in store for us now, but we ll keep you up to date!
Wendy & Phil
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We are not going to say much as we’d rather let Carol tell you how she and Stephen met on Plenty More Fish. But we will say this:
We are so THRILLED for you both and wish you a long and happy future together! xxxx
“We started to talk via website towards the end of February 2013 and hit it off straight away. We talked for hours and hours and both realised that we had both been seriously hurt in previous relationships and were now ready to trust again.
We made arrangements to meet on 3rd March, he took me out for lunch and we were both smitten at first site. We went out for lunch to a lovely country pub where we had a lovely lunch and chatted for hours, we finally left and chatted even more at home and realised how much we had in common and what we both wanted out of life.
From that moment on we have been inseparable. When we can’t see one another due to work etc, we chat via email or phone one another all the time. We have been away for a weekend together, he has met my children and I have been to meet his and his grand-daughter. When we are not working we spend all our time together.
Due to go away on holiday in July to meet his parents, which we are both looking forward to, it will be our first official holiday away together. We are now making plans on our return from holiday to move in together and plan the rest of our lives together.
Thank you so much, our lives are now complete.”
Carol & Stephen
Here at Plenty More Fish we are firm believers that dating should be fun. And our date inspiration for this month certainly adds big ol’ tick in the fun category.
Add a little Bounce to your evening and check out the capitol’s latest craze – Ping Pong.
Bounce is the home of Ping Pong. It boasts the latest equipment and their attentive staff will not only deliver your drinks but also scoop up errant balls in a net (so no need to go fetching after the little suckers). For sustenance, which you’ll need once your competitiveness starts kicking in, there’s a casual and very tasty pizzeria at the back.
And if you or your date really don’t want to have a go, just have a giggle watching the other couples. Either way, here’s a little trivia for you, so you can show off to your date on the night. You’re welcome!
The game originated in England during the 1880s. It has been suggested that the game was first developed by British military officers in India or South Africa who brought it back with them. Incidentally it was originally played on the cleared dining table using cigar box lids as paddles, a champagne cork as the ball and was originally called wiff waff.
Be sure to book early though – Bounce is popular every night.
Happy Ping Pong-ing!
PS: What ever you do though – avoid wearing this type of outfit!
Afternoon lovely dating folk!
We are currently getting inundated with messages from happy couples who met on Plenty More Fish. Now we don’t want to share this to brag (well, maybe a just little) but to show you that this online dating stuff really works!
So, if you are single, why not give it a try? Registration with Plenty More Fish is completely free and only takes a couple of minutes. Happy Fishin’!
Psst! Do you hear that?
That’s little happy squeaks coming from Plenty More Towers, as we have just received another wonderful success story, this time it’s from Jodlin and Keith, who wrote to us to share how they found love and happiness through online dating. This is their experience:
Keith sent a very tongue in cheek ‘icebreaker’, and I replied not really expecting anything. We got chatting and agreed to meet for our first date on Valentine’s Day. We were both like two nervous teenagers on the morning of the date. We have had a number of dates since then and are now introducing each other to our respective families. We are two halves of a jigsaw of many pieces that together make a complete picture, it’s just wonderful. We wish success to other couples and hope they can find their dream partner and share in the love that we found.
Joldin & Keith
Congrats you guys and a very happy future from us all here at Plenty More Fish! xxx
We started talking on your site over two months ago. We started off just talking, finding out about each other.. our likes and dislikes.. and we first met about four weeks ago. We now have just spent our first weekend together. We seem to fit like a glove. I am so grateful for your site for giving me the opportunity to meet and get to know someone whom I feel I have waited my life for… and someone who only lives 3 miles away! Thanks again, Colin & Annie
You are more than welcome guys! Needless to say news like this makes us very giddy indeed.
We hope you have a happy future together!
Plenty More Fish x