Still trying to find my feet, I was overwhelmed by the feeling of not being as ready to start dating as I had thought and barely said a word.
Men are often lambasted for sexual malpractice with women they meet online, but women, it seems to me, are by far the more permissive gender.
After two years, she ended it, saying she didn’t feel like a big enough part of my life.
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.
The next morning, she made tea and I left with a spring in my step.
But she, like all the others, wanted more commitment than I am willing to give and so it didn’t go any further.
Bill Addison, 67, is a retired aircraft engineer from Stockport, Cheshire.