With such a terrible track record, I started to realise that, if I couldn't meet someone when I was in my prime, how on earth was I going to meet someone now I'm 50?My friend Kerry, tired of my moaning, had told me about an upmarket dating agency that takes on only high-achieving rich people.
Until now, I always thought people who resort to dating agencies must be a little desperate. I have never before even been set up by friends or been on a blind date.
But then I reached the first anniversary of my divorce and, much to my surprise, having sworn off men for life, I started to wonder, with the prospect of a great big yawning new year stretching ahead of me, whether there might be someone out there for me and, if so, how on earth am I going to find him?
Years ago I had contacted a few professional matchmakers just to get an idea and they wouldn't leave me alone.
In other words, I say check it out but make sure you connect with the matchmaker.
I have the cash to do this, and from what I have read, this just seems like a better bet that online dating or hitting the bars/running trail/Meetup groups. Not to say that every man on there is a predator, but it's just too time-consuming to sift through the profiles and try to figure out which of them could possibly be genuine. Right, but if these firms do their jobs correctly and screen out men who are just looking to get laid or "hang out", it could be the wisest investment I ever make in my future.