He didn’t know that I have had years of experience turning down people, as gently as I can, for grant applications.I won’t be renewing my membership when it expires this week. But in the meantime, Maybe in Meath, 45, isn’t looking half bad.

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They mean well, but I feel like an ageing horse, getting my teeth checked, to see if there is any life left in the old nag.

Within minutes, I swear, minutes, guys send messages saying that they want to meet me. I’d like to send him a virtual slap of a hand bag, but there isn’t such an icon.

Fellas would fancy you, especially now that you have learned how to plough a field.” They give me tips for internet dating. I signed up for internet dating, on a whim, early one Sunday morning, after yet another weekend on my own with my mutt. Oh gawd, the template online is looking for a photograph. It’s times like this that a burka seems like an attractive form of dress in middle Ireland. I feel like giving up there and then and resigning myself to old age, with just me and my handsome mutt.

So before I declare myself fit for pasture, I did it. He’s much better looking than me and it would show what an animal lover I am. I opt for honesty and remind myself, several times that there is nothing wrong with online dating. My likes, dislikes, inspirations, the ‘tell us about you’ and ‘what you are looking for’. My brothers have already said, half joking, but deadly serious, that, given my success rate, that they will screen any future suitors.Although only a little over 2 months together, we've met each other's families and are heading off tomorrow for a short holiday. Wishing you warmest best wishes, xxxxxxxxxx 23/10/15 When I joined Twos Company in March I was a bit sceptical.In late April to my surprise I received a telephone call from Two’s Company, with an introduction. I have met someone special and we’re very relaxed in each other’s company.I reply, stating ‘for a teacher, your spelling isn’t the best’. And do they not realise that I can see their socks and jocks on the radiator behind them?Or how lonely that lampshade-less light bulb in their single bedroom looks? The questionnaires that the guys have completed start to bore me to death.Thank you for looking after us so well; we met each other on our 3rd introduction each.