Increasingly I felt that the big-bellied, baggage-laden oldsters on the dating site couldn't compete with these tempting young men. So it was with a gleeful squeal that I found a message from him one morning: 'Hi "Raven", thank you for looking at my profile and sending a wink. Then all of a sudden I found myself unlocking the door, climbing up the stairs and dropping down on to my bed, with Charles gently pulling off my shoes.
It was like looking into a cake shop and seeing all the scrumptious little cupcakes with their colourful swirly tops. A second date followed a similar pattern, ending at his apartment in Marylebone.
After 45 minutes, we decided not to order a second round at The Bells but have a drink back at mine. Then there was Sam, who for me spelled the endgame.
Our introductory e-conversation, late one night, turned quite ugly. ' I had grown strangely restless over my months of internet dating.
He soon began to doubt my identity, demanding to know what I 'really looked like'. I felt an almost constant urge to be looking to see who had been viewing or messaging me; to be checking the mobile for something from my conquests (I use that word with irony) and, if possible, indulge in lengthy, risqué texting sessions, sometimes into the small hours, with any who were around.
Everything was built on shifting sand, nothing was solid or reliable or entirely real.
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Binge drinking was defined as consuming five or more standard sized drinks - such as a pint of beer of a medium glass of wine - in a two-hour period for males and four or more standard size drinks in a two-hour period for females.