My experience with internet dating

It's a big commitment – sort of like having a second job where you're paid in anecdotes. I met approximately one woman I really liked for every 10 dates I went on – and after 25, I met a woman I really, really liked.I went on the last couple of dates for the blog, but I knew in my heart she was the one I wanted.

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She'd met her husband through it and assured me I'd be an absolute stud online, as I'm charming and normal, as opposed to most of the men on mainstream dating sites."Online dating is great for people like you, Willard – it's like we've finally invented a pair of tight jeans for being funny, or a push-up bra for being intelligent," she said.

Unfortunately, while I was charming, intelligent, funny and normal, that gave me no guarantee that the person I'd meet would be the same. While this was clearly one of the worst dates ever, it wasn't the worst I've ever been on, or ever heard of.

I simultaneously wanted dates that were amusing enough to blog about, but I also wanted a real chance of meeting the future Mrs Foxton.

Then I hit upon an idea; why not do a multitude of different dating sites? I figured I could get my amusing dates from the madder sites – such as Biker Dating, Sea Captain dating or Godmother (which matches royals with commoners).

That's not to say all the mainstream dating sites were bad and all the strange ones were good – if people ask, I always say mainstream dating site My Single Friend (where your mates write your profile) is the best one I tried, simply because it makes dating more fun to have someone to share it with and writing the profile less onerous.

It can get a bit much at times – I found I was spending about three hours a week writing messages and then going on two or three dates a week for six months. " The most common story I hear about online dating is: "I went on about a dozen dates, met one total weirdo, 10 people who were nice enough but there was no romance and then I met my husband/wife/boyfriend." That matched up to my own – for every woman I met that I never wanted to see again, I met another I wanted to stay friends with, even if there was no romantic spark.

At the same time, I could use the full breadth of all the mainstream dating sites and see which one was the best.

To make up the number 28, I'd have to go on 14 dates from the strange dating sites, and 14 dates from the mainstream ones.

I first created an OKCupid account in 2011, and for nearly five years, online dating and I had a tumultuous, on-and-off relationship.

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