I joined two of them and for the first few months was like a kid in a sweetshop.
I went on as many dates with men in their mid-forties or above as I could arrange.
At first I was horrified, and deleted such messages which filled my inbox. But then I learnt that one of my dates – a handsome 45-year-old energy trader – paid all the other girls he went out with for the evening.Of course, the fat, balding ones still went into the delete bin, but many were perfectly dateable.A French man invited me to dinner and offered to give me £500 for my time.But websites that promise to match older wealthy men with young attractive women have been thriving in America for years; one of the most popular – Seeking Arrangement.com, which bills itself as a place “where the attractive meet the affluent” – claims to have a million subscribers, with 10 women for every man.
It has just launched in the UK, where it is already boasting 80,000 members.
I know I am setting myself up for widespread condemnation – but allow me to explain.