(Also, the false advertising on dating apps is really getting out of hand.Do people who add six inches to their height think a date won’t notice when they meet in person?
Then, come hell or high water, she was going to get chatted up. You have to let it be known that you will pay, say, a case of Bollinger Champagne to the person who provides you with the next boyfriend. There’s something a bit Rime of the Ancient Mariner about being single in London, or any other big city – people, people everywhere but nobody to have a flirtatious conversation with on the morning commute – which no number of matchmaking sites can make up for.And with every unattached man and woman in the Western World on some form of online dating, it seemed about time for a backlash.6 Years ago, I was more pathetic than you could ever have imagined. I had one or two friends (at most) who were to be blunt, as big of a loser as I was.I couldn’t even hold eye contact with anyone, let alone with beautiful women. Do you wish you just felt free to express yourself? They sometimes ask me if I know of any fellow singles. The supper ends, hugs and kisses all round, and then off I go and I forget all about my single friends' plight. And admittedly a case of Bollinger might seem quite steep - close to £400. I ran a couple of races, the Druid and the Pilgrim. First of all you've got to (quite) like running for extremely long distances. I know many single men and women who bleat on about their lonely status, and who say they just can't meet a man/woman. Anyway: the point is that I started doing a few ultra-runs. If you went for a drink with a journalist called Theo last Tuesday you may be particularly well-placed to answer this question.But I digress.) And so I found myself, purely out of socio-anthropological curiosity, signing up to one of the bimonthly tours organised by American ‘flirtologist’ Jean Smith.When a friend mentioned the ‘flirt walk’ she had gone on the week before, I was intrigued.Ok Cupid, with its algorithm to match you up to potential partners – sure.