Put simply, traditional dating websites and singles events are normally full of hot women, but completely lacking in sociable, attractive guys. Like most women my age, I'd rather be single than in a relationship with the wrong person.
Speed dating was daunting. I knew that my looks were fit for purpose, and my personality serviceable - but I didn't know if I could deliver in such short bursts, I was a slow burn. I felt bravery was required, so Dan and I met for drinks beforehand.
Enamoured by amour? Sick of schmaltz? Or just indifferent to 'involvement'? Whatever your take on V-Day and your Facebook relationship status, there are plenty of alternative options for you in the city of London.
Gordon E. Moore's famous computing law - which sees processing power roughly doubling every two years - has pervaded every area of our lives. Nothing worthwhile is worth waiting for, which is a dreadful shame.
From never minding being single at all, the fact that I was spending most of my time at singles events made me feel permanently, terminally single. The more singles events I went to... the more I felt as if I was getting further and further away from actually meeting someone.