When Nicole and I divorced, we were teachers living in Taiwan.I wanted to move back to Britain and we agreed it was best for my son to come with me.For the last few months, I have been seeing a chef my age I met on the site. Before we even met, she admitted she’d come to snoop through the windows of my house to check I was above board. The next day I changed my profile to read ‘widowed a few months ago’.I didn’t want to make a big deal of it, but I hoped a brief summary of my marital status would explain my presence online.For the first two years of dating online, I subscribed to a dating service run by one national newspaper. On my first date, a stunning solicitor turned up at my home in a BMW and designer dress.
One woman I met in a bar early on claimed haughtily that she’d been out with a man called Mike the day before and was meeting another called Steve the following day. One 45-year-old sent me a picture of herself six months ago posing stark naked in bed.But she, like all the others, wanted more commitment than I am willing to give and so it didn’t go any further.Are you over 50 and thinking about trying online dating?Four dates have ended up in bed; three after just one date.The women have all made the first move: I’m a gentleman and would never initiate sex, although I suspect they were only doing so to win my affection.