When I took my first tentative step into the world of online romance I had just come out of a seven-year relationship and was looking forward to meeting a man who made me feel special.So I handed over my money to a dating site for professionals and waited.
They're separating and trying to decide how to divide everything.
Worst still is that he's married and is sharing a house with his wife.
His photo was years out of date and he had lied about his height. He was a midget with a comb-over and the conversational skills of a libidinous teenager.
Which is why when I read that in 20 years’ time half of us will be meeting our partners on the internet I was horrified.
Glass of bubbly in one hand and the other clamped firmly on my thigh, the man sitting opposite lunged forward, muttered something under his breath and gave me a slobbery kiss. Here I was on a first date and all I wanted to do was run out of the restaurant screaming. I’d only seen a blurry photo of him and had a brief online chat but he seemed decent enough.
Meeting him face to face was a different matter, however.
I have spent more than a year looking for love online.
I have subscribed to top matchmaking sites, gone on many disastrous dates and ended up shell-shocked and disillusioned.
Every few day he's in a new city pulling the same game. Unless you're a relator or an actual tour guide, he's playing you. He's handed out his e-mail, cut it and pasted it, to hundreds of women on the same online dating site, hoping one or two will bite. Avoid being another notch in his belt, and avoid being saved in his phone as a city instead of your name.3. Texter Here's the man who is either a picture collector or in love with the way he looks.