Some of our popular events include: as a way for members (and non-members) to meet each other outside of the site in a fun and relaxed environment.
Every month we run events in central London, including speed dating for different age brackets and our popular Christmas and Valentine's parties.
Duane wrote right back, a long message that sketched a peripatetic life — he described himself as a "computer systems analyst" from North Hollywood, California, who grew up in Manchester, England, and had lived in Virginia for only five months.
But much of the note consisted of flirty jokes ("If I could be bottled I would be called 'eau de enigma' ") and a detailed imaginary description of their first meeting: It's 11 am when we arrive at the restaurant for brunch.
I think it is always best to be whom we are and not mislead others." By December 17, they had exchanged eight more emails.
Duane suggested they both fill out questionnaires listing not only their favorite foods and hobbies but also personality quirks and financial status. An impostor poses as a suitor, lures the victim into a romance, then loots his or her finances.
"You certainly have a great sense of humor and a way with words," she responded.
And she was full of questions, about him and about online dating in general.
Then she saw this guy, the one with a mysterious profile name — darkandsugarclue.
But nothing clicked — either they weren't her type or they weren't exactly who they said they were.
This seemed to be one of the problems with online dating.
It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.