Fishing on cards as online daters meet in person

Rebecca Moran, of Darwin, is set to meet a Gladstone man she met online.
Rebecca Moran, of Darwin, is set to meet a Gladstone man she met online.

SUNDAY: Rebecca Moran has met her online date in person this morning.

Unfortunately, things didn't work out.

No further updates are available.

SATURDAY: A DARWIN woman is packing clothes for a week of crabbing and fishing as she heads to Gladstone to meet a man she connected with online.

Rebecca Moran is meeting a chippy who moved to Gladstone three months ago.

She will fly into Rockhampton on Sunday before heading to Gladstone.

"I'm packing all my best fishing and crabbing clothes," she said.

"He said that's mostly what we would be doing for the week, as he has a full fuel tank ready to go."

The pair will start the day at the Arcade Markets in Rockhampton for some breakfast.

Rebecca also would like to take a trip to the botanical gardens.

The couple met on dating site Zoosk in the week before Christmas.

FRIDAY: Gladstone residents have thrown their support behind a Darwin woman looking for love.

Rebecca Moran is meeting a Gladstone chippy in Rockhampton on Sunday, after connecting on dating site Zoosk.

On Wednesday she posted on a Gladstone Facebook site, saying she was on her way to meet a special man, and asking for recommendations on where to say.

Some members of the site shared their own online dating experiences, while offering to keep in touch with Rebecca to make sure she stayed safe.

Rebecca and her mystery man first made contact in the week before Christmas.

"He winked me and I was instantly interested in him," Rebecca said.

"I spent a very overcast Christmas break at the croc-infested Mary River and caught up with a couple of phone calls with him.

"He voiced all the same opinions I already held before I could even say them, and I've been thinking that I've seriously met my match here."

Rebecca said when a girlfriend rang to invite her children to Sydney for the weekend, she decided to go and meet the man.

"I thought, wow, just do it, go meet him. No point purring down the phone back and forth forever.

"So I booked five days away."

Rebecca said she was nervous about the meeting, and was bracing for "the unexpected curve ball".

"We are both in our 40s and never been married before, and this is the first man I have ever chosen and gone for," she said.

Rebecca, who works for the Northern Territory government, will fly in to Rockhampton on Sunday morning, and plans on checking out Gladstone as well.

The man she is meeting is a chippy who has recently moved to Gladstone.

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