...To expect friendship sites to look exactly like what they are. A friend asked me to post a business testimonial for her on a networking site I assumed was for businesses.
I know, the warning bells should have sounded when they asked for my age and to post a photograph as well but, as I say, I was just trying to boost someone's business so did all I was asked.
Within an hour, there were 15 posts - with pictures - to Angela (63) from men wanting to get to know me better. They were from all over the place, including Alf from Wigan (70) who wondered if we might go for a drink and Tony (35) from Bratislava who thought I had very fine eyes.
By the time I managed to get my details off the site, 40 men had contacted me and I'm sure that some of them had been on Crimewatch.
Now, I'm no oil painting, and and they shouldn't ALL have gone to Specsavers, but it does show you a couple of things - (a) There are a lot of lonely people around (b) There are a lot of people using friendship sites to meet potential mates and (c) It's worth discovering all the facts about a website before posting personal details.
And, yes, when I told him my husband laughed like a drain.
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