In the first of Sophie Gillard’s series of blogs she writes about the realities of single parenthood and getting back into the ‘dating scene’. Here he tells the story of how Gingerbread's forums helped him find love again.Users: 77,430 (73% Male, 27% female) New users: 19 today, 110 this week, 512 this month Profiles: 54,659 total (Newest -Robertwvj) Online now: 1,021 visitors, 102 members, 2 staff Biker Match staff: 19 Staff (12 Moderators, 12 Event Planners, 0 Others) Forum: 718,072 posts in 13,970 topics.Chatroom: 3,732,940 total messages, 3,667 this week Private Messages: 4,074,852 total sent, 9,385 this week Nods: 614,105 sent, 615 this week Welcome to Biker Match (BM)! ) 7 years down the line now and we have 60,000 members, 2 million page views per month, over 1,000 events per year, millions of forum posts & chatroom messages plus around 3,000-5,000 people logging on and 100 new members joining every single day.BM was started in the summer of 2006 after over 3 years of development as an offshoot from Bike Chat.net, predominantly aimed at being a dating site. Matt is the site owner who designed BM from the ground up (as a hobby) and continues to maintain it with voluntary help from the moderators who are here to ensure forum etiquette, check profiles/photos are legit and to stop you (the members) from being spammed by malicious users.The funds raised through memberships goes towards promoting the site with full-page adverts in magazines such as Bike, Performance Bikes, Ride, MCN etc as well as online advertising on Facebook and Google.
When we started out we simply displayed a list of popular chat rooms with no registration requirement. As our traffic grew, we added chat rooms of our own. However, in addition to our British chatters we have a large number of visitors from the United States, Ireland, Australia and Canada. We understand that without visitors like you, our rooms would be empty.
It may take your date a little time to get used to the idea at first but in most cases your partner will get accommodated with your injection regimes.
We’d like to say, “no, it doesn’t matter” but it can depend on how you manage diabetes and your date’s own feelings towards your diabetes.
When you decide to tell your date about your diabetes will be partly influenced by your personal preference and may be influenced by your medication regime.
If you’re on insulin, or otherwise susceptible to hypoglycemia, it’s a good idea to let your date know about your diabetes early on.