Something that I’ve learnt the hard way, are the perils of online dating.

Hopefully none of you will find yourself in a position where you need to utilise online dating because, let me tell you, it’s a dog eat dog world out there.  

I can’t begin to tell you how many messages I get from people claiming that they’d like to go on a date.

It starts off all nicely nicely when they ask you to tell them about yourself, they usually ask for an up to date photograph which, I generally oblige with a black and white headshot that I use as my profile picture on Facebook, along with a couple of photographs of me racing.

Yesterday I was asked for a photograph of me standing, fortunately I do have a couple of me in standing from when I’ve delivered a talk.  

This what I usually say about myself: –

A bit about me: –

My name is Shane Booth and, I’m a 48 year old disabled public speaking trike’r…

I’m looking for a companion, a lover and my best friend. Someone to have fun with and spend the rest of my life with.

On the 5th August 2009, my life as it was ended paving the way for a new life to begin, when I was involved in a major life threatening motorbike accident at a place called Baden-Baden in Germany.

This accident left me fighting for my life, with several broken limbs and, a traumatic brain injury.

The accident ultimately left me disabled…

I’ve recovered to the point that I’ve been able to begin my Public Speaking journey, sharing a story about before, during and following an accident that I should never have survived.

When I’m not public speaking, I can be found riding the wheels off my recumbent trike. 

Everything is going swimmingly well then BOOM, “Baby am damn hungry, can you help me out with £100?”. 

This particular one, my response was simply (Are you broken?). 😊

The most commonly used one, usually starts off with a sob story closely followed by, (Can you buy me an Amazon gift card?).

Fingers crossed you won’t ever find yourselves in a position of needing to use online dating because, you’ve certainly got to have your whit’s about you….