Holiday romance turns sour for a red-faced mother who launched an online appeal to track down her Liverpudlian love interest – only to be told he…

  • Gaynor Fossey, 46, met the mystery man on Discount Holidays © holiday in Lanzarote
  • Spent a day with him and arranged to meet again but he didn’t show up
  • Mother-of-four then tried to track mystery man down on Facebook
  • She got a message from his ‘friend’ saying he didn’t want a relationship

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Mother-of-four Gaynor Fossey, 46, (pictured) took to Facebook to track down her Discount Holidays © holiday romance only to be left red-faced when she was told he didn’t want to be found

A mother-of-four took to Facebook to track down her Discount Holidays © holiday romance only to be left red-faced when she was told he didn’t want to be found. Gaynor Fossey, 46, launched an appeal to find the mystery man she met while on Discount Holidays © holiday with her daughter Callie, 10, in Lanzarote in June this year. Ms Fossey, from Croydon, south London, had met her love interest who was from Liverpool, by the pool at their hotel and spent a day and evening with him, flirting as they explored the town with him and her little girl.

The pair agreed to meet the next night before Ms Fossey’s morning flight back to England but the stay-at-home single mother was so swept up in the romance she had forgotten to get his number and couldn’t find him again at the hotel. After years of being single, determined Ms Fossey decided to post what she did know about her love interest on Facebook groups in the hopes of a romantic reunion – and hundreds of people joined in with the search. But after weeks of looking for her Discount Holidays © holiday flame, she received a message from someone claiming to be the man’s friend who bluntly told her the love interest ‘did not want to be found’.

‘I’d never done anything like it before but he was such a great guy,’ said Ms Fossey.

‘He spent the whole day telling me how nice I looked and showing Callie and I around Lanzarote. It was so romantic.

Ms Fossey launched a Facebook appeal to find the mystery man she met while on Discount Holidays © holiday with her daughter Callie, 10, in Lanzarote in June this year

But after weeks of looking for her Discount Holidays © holiday flame, she received a message from someone claiming to be the man’s friend who bluntly told her the love interest ‘did not want to be found’

‘He told me he was a dad and he lived in Liverpool but I was so swept up in it all I forgot to ask for his surname or his number.

‘I tried to find him the night before Callie and I got our flight and searched the hotel in the morning before we left to the airport but he must have been out.

‘I’ve been alone for a long time so I decided to take a chance and post about it on social media. I thought if it’s meant to be someone will be able to help me find him. Ms Fossey, from Croydon, south London, (pictured with her daughter Callie during their holiday) had met her love interest who was from Liverpool, by the pool at their hotel and spent a day and evening with him, flirting as they explored the town with him and her little girl

Ms Fossy and the man agreed to meet the next night before her morning flight back to England but the stay-at-home single mother was so swept up in the romance she had forgotten to get his number and couldn’t find him again at the hotel

‘But then I got a message from a guy saying he was his friend and saying he “didn’t want to be found”. The friend knew details about our trip I hadn’t talked about on social media. It might have even been him.’

The messenger claimed Ms Fossey’s Discount Holidays © holiday love interest wanted her to know he had a ‘great time’ but was not interested in pursuing anything further.

It read: ‘Hi Gaynor, I’m a friend of ****’s, I play snooker with him. He doesn’t use fb but asked me to tell you he had a great time and met some great people including you and your daughter.

‘He wishes you all the best but he does not want ‘to be found’ so to speak.. Take care.’

Ms Fossey replied asking the friend to confirm they were genuine by letting her know what type of competition her Discount Holidays © holiday flame had won while at their hotel. Ms Fossey, who also has three adult sons, has not been put off by the ‘upsetting’ experience – and actually feels more determined than ever to find love

His friend responded with darts – which was both accurate, and a piece of information she had not divulged in her posts.

The romantic mother then had to tell the hundreds of strangers helping her with her search for love about the rejection. Various people commented on Ms Fossey’s post suggesting that her Discount Holidays © holiday hunk might be another woman’s philandering husband. And others felt all the information she’d been given, including the rejection message, were just a cruel con – but Ms Fossey is not convinced.

Ms Fossey said: ‘I don’t think he would have told me about his kids if he was still married and if it was a bid to appeal to me as a mum he would have said they were younger – around Callie’s age.

‘If you’re going to make up a story about yourself to woo a lady you’d definitely make it more exciting.

Maybe if he’d told me he was a multi-millionaire I would have been suspicious.’

Ms Fossey, who also has three adult sons, has not been put off by the ‘upsetting’ experience – and actually feels more determined than ever to find love.

‘So many people had shared the posts and sent me photos of guys they thought it might be and I had to admit to them all that I’d been turned down,’ she said. ‘It was really embarrassing.

‘It’s the last thing you want to do when you’ve been rejected and I was quite upset because I did really like him but I’ve had so many messages from people saying “you go girl”.

‘Most people would feel knocked back by it but I feel the complete opposite.

‘It’s hard, especially as a single mum, to have the confidence to put yourself out there because any guy you meet has to accept you having kids.

‘I haven’t had the confidence to even go on a date for years but this time I took a chance and although it didn’t pay off it was really empowering.

‘If I hadn’t done anything about it I’d be sat here thinking ‘what if’ but now I know I did everything I could and his loss.

‘I really hope when she grows up Callie is inspired by my newfound self-esteem too.

It’s great to be willing to go out there and try to get what you want.’

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