Online dating is not to be sniffed at. We’re all busy people, and I’m sure a lot of people get really lucky. I have no problem with it in theory, and so I tried it for a brief period a couple of years back, just out of interest.
It felt too much like I was shopping for a bloke. I was in recovery from a full-blown addiction to eBay, and there didn’t seem to be much difference between putting a bid on a 1930s-era Grindley vegetable tureen with some crazing and a few scratches on the art deco pattern, and checking if a bloke who seemed to share at least a few of my interests had any serious chips on his shoulder or unsightly use marks.