But I was slightly disappointed with the options I was being given: too old, too young; too invested in believing in ‘the one’ rather than the best ones.
Enter online dating: engines asking you more questions than an inquisitive 6-year-old.
Lesson one: online dating requires you to know what you want.
I also roped in two girlfriends based in London, who are also single, and in their 30s.
They agreed to take on the world of online dating from home in the UK.
I might ask her for the number of her colourist though.
She has nice pink hair’, I reply.team, I agreed to experiment in trying to find love in the cyber world, with all its personality filters: lawn game champion, marathoner, political junkie, health nut, zombie survivalist, tree-hugger, vegan, die-hard carnivore, non-believer in cologne (or deodorant), and finally, but importantly for me, just how much are you a Christian – really?
I had stipulated on my profile that I’m looking only for men over the age of 28.
I’m not sure what I’m more perturbed by – that OKCupid set me up with a woman, or the fact that she was into video gaming.
This was confirmed by a survey conducted by OKCupid, which suggested that on average, men aged 20–50 prefer to date a girl in her early 20s.
Despite having limited the age to 41 on my own filter, the ‘Daddios’ – as old as 57 – were flooding into my inbox.
After the painstaking process of answering 120 questions, I finally began to get matched.