She first started internet dating in September 2008, eight months after her seven-year marriage ended. With membership costing £20 a month and members all purportedly having experienced single parenthood, she was more likely to meet like-minded people, she reasoned.
Worryingly, the practice, while misleading, is perfectly legal.
Nonetheless, she didn’t want to be alone forever, so when she heard about an internet dating site for single parents like herself, she joined without a second thought, Jenny told Channel 4 News in a programme that will be aired tonight.
Describing her interests as ‘going to the theatre and restaurants, enjoying country walks as long as they feature a tea shop’, she was hopeful she would meet mature, like-minded men who understood the difficulties of bringing up a child alone.
Also, in a bid to boost their revenue, the company was specifically employing staff whose sole job it was to set up and run fake profiles on the dating sites, to keep members interested. I was put on the back foot and so flummoxed I didn’t contact him again.’Nonetheless, as the months passed, she was sent three emails a day from unlikely suitors, who ranged in age from 22 to 73. ‘I can’t remember any being particularly crude, but maybe they were and I never saw them.’Jenny says she quickly suspected some of the identities were fake.
You should be able to opt out.’They told the Mail: ‘Global Personals was one of the first online dating companies to stop using pseudo profiles.
A&E is expanding its nonfiction programming slate with four new series and four new pilots, including the series ““Godfather of Pittsburgh”,” about a Pennsylvania wiseguy with a restaurant and nightclub empire, and “Love Prison,” (working title) where people in online relationships are forced to meet for the first time on a deserted island.
After her marriage broke down, Jenny Beard knew finding love again wouldn’t be easy.
Not only was she 42 and the sole carer of her six-year-old son Will, but her demanding career as an accountant left her with precious little time to socialise.