But the way he spoke about his career and what he wanted out of our arrangement told me there were no nasty tricks up his sleeve.
He'd laid all his cards on the table, and I was either in or out.
The questions were surface-level (like, do you prefer romantic comedies or horror movies?
) and it was impossible to get a sense of what these men were about.
Now here was something different; something I never, ever thought I would discover. But a part of me was very curious — too curious to ignore.
I created my profile and uploaded pictures of myself.
In the spirit of Sex and the City's Samantha Jones (pictured) a woman admitted she is drawn to younger men because they don't require as much commitment and she has 'complete control over the relationship''On his part, it's difficult falling for a woman who's past child-bearing age and then later on realising you do want children after all and it's not possible to have them with her,' Tracey points out.
Not when I was 21, and certainly not as a 51-year-old divorced parent of three.
"Tell me a little bit more about yourself," and, "What have you learned from your past relationships? It felt more like a job interview than a date, and there were no fireworks exploding like I had hoped.
But one thing was for sure: With his dark hair, piercing blue eyes and 6'5" frame, I was definitely attracted to him.
His "Hello" note was very straightforward, even a bit cold.
I wasn't really sure how to read him, and I'm usually pretty good at that.
Foreplay felt like a chore, and eventually we weren't having sex at all.