He was waiting for me in my local London pub, The Bells, in his tight jeans, T-shirt and trainers, looking a little apprehensive. By and large he wasn't interested in girls of his own age.
He offered to buy me a drink but that didn't seem right, so I went to the bar and got my own glass of wine. 'All they want to talk about is The X Factor and the latest celebrity gossip. Many would say the age gap between us was absurd, but I don't think either of us thought about it for a second.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
This generation is radically rethinking straight sex and marriage, but at what cost?
Chances are you’d hooked up with a commitment phobe: someone who has a fear of intimacy and commitment.
One parent died or their parents divorced and they saw the fall-out.
Even worse, their parents are together but utterly miserable or venomous.
Inevitably, their experience of relationships thus far has not been ideal.
Running away around the three month or three year point is quite common (the time when most couples make small or big commitments).