He insisted this was because he had a flatmate and as I (by then) was living alone, we could have some privacy.It made sense, though I always had a niggling doubt. I searched the electoral roll and uncovered the real reason I never went to his home — his wife wouldn’t have liked it very much.Any online dater will stand or fall on the strength of their photo.And as the average person looks, well, average, they have to boost their chances of success by posting totally unrealistic images.
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