Before I get ready to go on my dates, I meet Mairead to discuss my possible matches (Mairead deals with the international business, while the lovely Jo manages the London office and usually deals with local clients).
“People are more discerning now – they care about wealth, family background, DNA,” she explains.
As it happens, although I had a lovely time with both men, I felt pretty ambivalent about seeing them again, and told Jo as such.
Despite this, it still stings a bit when I hear that one of my dates agrees with my assessment.
My living arrangements aren’t exactly in keeping with someone who has 20K to burn). My attempts to pretend I’m the sort of person with money to burn failed miserably, but I don’t think they noticed.