‘I’d like to meet a man who is open, kind, sensual and laid back, someone with a good sense of humour and a glass half full attitude.’ It didn’t take long for the messages to flood in but my enthusiasm was dented by the standard of ‘millionaire’.
Most looked more like welders from Clacton-on-Sea than hedge fund managers from Knightsbridge.
‘The people on them are all there for the same thing as opposed to dating sites where you don’t know what people’s intentions are.
‘Each relationship is different but I’m very upfront about the money – the girls are there for financial help and the guys because they want someone young and hot – it’s an open arrangement.’ The downside?
Now, thanks to online dating, so-called ‘mutually beneficial’ relationships have never been easier to come by.
I started chatting to a ‘millionaire’ and within three email exchanges he was talking about what a strong connection he felt we had, and how he couldn’t wait to ‘make love to me’ (eurgghh). With a decent fake tan and a push-up bra, I’d wager you could bag yourself a holiday in Barbados every couple of months to boot.
Despite being looked down upon by many, some would argue there’s nothing wrong with a woman trading in on her looks and ability to laugh at jokes in exchange for shoes and rent.
Here’s what I wrote on my profile – ‘I am a positive, fun-loving girl from London looking to meet somebody for good times, interesting conversation and plenty of fun.
‘I’m open-minded and non-judgmental so have no issue with somebody who might have other commitments, what is important to me is that when we are together the time we share is inspiring and fun-filled!
John said: ‘A true SD offers cash but also mentorship, and a SB offers fun inside the bedroom and companionship outside of it.