You start with a shiny optimism which you later recall with hollow mirth, as you become hardened to the God-awful chore of yet another "date" of jaw-dropping hideousness, later to provide grist to the entertainment mill for convulsed friends. And the man who wooed me with a description of his full-time caring duties for his elderly mother, adding "I go out occasionally for mid-price dining." What a tempter.Or the approach from the man whose chosen username was Travis Bickle, the Robert De Niro character in .‘I thought I might make a social experiment out of the process by dating a different person each night for a week. I deleted my account a few days later.’ Her rather unusual date may have had a happy ending but, she adds, ‘a little common sense and gut intuition goes a long way when it comes to the internet – especially if you plan on travelling to the other side of the world together.’ Student Jessica Moore recently created the site as part of a thesis demonstrating her design skills.However, the response has been so positive she plans to continue curating it.
He looked blank, and prattled some more about the masons' terrifically modern outlook.
Moore claims electronic communications are having an undeniable effect on the way people find love and says there should be a place to share dating stories.
‘With the casual nature of sites like Match.com, and Plentyof Fish.com, people are willing to talk about their experiences,’ she says.
The next was with a chap who talked at length about his bitter relationship with his ex-wife, at greater length about his depressed son, and yet further about his own membership of the Freemasons.
"They're a really great bunch," he enthused, adding: "Absolutely anyone can join." No doubt I should have nodded in smiling admiration.