Then there was a man who I fell in love with after five month's dating but it turned out he was already married, which was an incredibly upsetting experience.But the worst one was a man who seemed very respectable and nice and had a very good job.
He said he was telling me because he knew he could trust me.
It was very frightening and I felt incredibly disillusioned.
I've tried internet dating agencies as well and I've had no luck whatsoever.
YESBARBARA KINGAN 46 MY EXPERIENCE is that dating agencies are a complete waste of money - that's why this week I turned to a PR agency to find me romance.
I joined quite a large dating agency three years ago, two years after I broke up with my husband, and I was given the whole glossy brochure treatment with a couple on the cover looking incredibly in love.
They promised to find me my perfect match, and wanted to know what my interests were, how far I'd want to travel and all sorts.So I told them: I love the theatre, I'm a non-smoker, I'm romantic and I love a good chat.But none of my matches had nothing even remotely in common with me.One man they set me up with lived over three hours away by car which was unfeasible.When I met another date, I thought I'd been set up by Jeremy Beadle.He was about 23 stone, bright red in the face and he absolutely reeked, he whistled when he talked. After 15 minutes I pretended my children were ill and left.