We had nothing whatever in common, and I fled as soon as decently possible.
But for the internet, we would never have come together, and he taught me another truth — that as well as enabling you to find your soulmate, the internet also gives you a chance to meet somebody who is the exact opposite of what you are seeking in a partner.
If I’m looking for him, he must be looking for me, I reasoned.
According to a new survey, the lucrative online dating industry is growing fastest in the 50-plus age group — and it’s not hard to see why.
But the day before, she rang to say she had changed her mind and wouldn’t be going after all.
This meant he was left to pay for the whole trip, so he went on his own because it was too late to cancel.
His internet profile said he lived in an idyllic cottage with a log fire and that he was positive, creative, practical and content, except for that special person in his life.
He said he was a writer, so that was clearly, for me at least, a major plus.