When I said that it was a bit soon he was furious and left me in the hotel without any transport back to the airport.
I managed to make my own way back to England but it took this horrible situation with someone I barely knew to make me finally see sense.
As a pioneer in the Internet industry, I became the first on my block to post an online dating profile.
One man, a writer from Oxford, asked me if sex was important in a relationship before I’d even met him and another smarmy GP with waxy skin and wandering hands spent our idyllic lunch in a gastro pub by the Thames making a series of clumsy passes at me.Meeting him face to face was a different matter, however.His photo was years out of date and he had lied about his height.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.I’ve had so many messages offering intimate evenings that I’ve stopped counting.
Lesson number three: while a lot of women are looking for fulfilling relationships, a large number of men are just up for a quick fling.That is the thing with internet dating, it may have lost its stigma but in my experience it’s still a stomping ground for social misfits and shy loners who would find it hard to get a date in the real world. You may be socially challenged in real life but in cyberspace anyone can pretend to be Leonardo Di Caprio.