I also hoped, selfishly, it would persuade my dates that I wasn’t to blame for my single status; that there was a legitimate, if tragic, reason.Kate had suffered a sudden brain haemorrhage a year earlier in September 2006.The build-up is rarely racy: one woman cooked me chicken casserole last month before kissing me on the sofa.
Otherwise, they seem to be looking for a replica of their last relationship. I spend so much time listening to how wonderful their recently dead husbands are, I end up feeling inadequate.
When Nicole and I divorced, we were teachers living in Taiwan.
I wanted to move back to Britain and we agreed it was best for my son to come with me.
Men are often lambasted for sexual malpractice with women they meet online, but women, it seems to me, are by far the more permissive gender.
Now, I am on match.com, which bills itself as Britain’s biggest online dating website for professionals.