I don’t know what happened. It must have gone straight into my junk mail folder.

You never seem to hear about the good that the internet can do. The papers are always full of stories like “Internet pervert ate my hamster” and “Conned by internet scamsters” and never about what joy it can bring to people’s lives.

I am not sure that many people know just how big a part in my life the internet plays. To name but 3 important pieces of my life, I have obtained a job, a house and a husband no less, all online. Which is quite an achievement, even in today’s modern age.

The 3 most important things in my life have come from my use of the world wide web. The job was procured on good old s1jobs and of course not only was the job found online, but I have become the hostmaster of one of Europe’s biggest webhosting companies, meaning my working day is spent – online.

The house was found on rightmove.co.uk, after a chance glance to the right when helping Jo and Ryan move into their flat, over 2 years ago. A quick shufty online and we’d found the flat that we had seen for sale and hey presto, we have nice neighbours.

The husband was slightly more complex and let’s face it, the more interesting of the 3 finds. Lee, as you know him, and I met on match.com. We were both over the hanging around bars making eye contact, so took the independently sensible steps of just giving it a go. We emailed a few times through the site, swapped phone numbers and after one (admittedly painfully awkward) phone call, we agreed to meet up in a bar in town. And, to cut a long story short – it was love at first sight and we’ve been inseperable ever since.

Now, in the paragraph above, you’ll note that there is no mention of perversion, freakery or even a whiff of oddness of any sort. We are just 2 ordinary people and now, we are just 2 ordinary very happy people. No discovering a hidden wife and children, a recent sex change or a cleaned-out bank account and an empty house – no weirdness. Why do the papers never report on that?

Anyway, the point to this is – any singletons out there who are too scared or shy to give it a go – just try it. You never know, you might find exactly what you’ve been looking for.


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