72 - Canterbury, Kent Film goer, traveller, countryside and history, art galleries and books I am independent, stable, a reasonable social mixer, people say I am diplomatic. 64 - Canterbury, Kent I enjoy the good things in life and am looking for someone to share with.My friends tell me i am good company and can always see the funny side. We have been bringing together readers of The Times And Sunday Times since 2005, and if you're looking for love, romance or old-fashioned friendship, Encounters Dating can introduce you to like-minded people.Well, right up until this morning, when he asked me how I rated the sex so far from one to 10.Tinder isn't a dating app, it's the Yellow Pages for ego-boosting one-night-stands.It has slimmed down the emotional, cognitive and financial investment required by the virtual dating process to one simple question: “Do I want to do you?” What more modern way to make that most basic binary decision of whether you want to shag someone than a game of real-world "Hot or Not"?His main profile pic includes three of his mates (those are almost worse than the sneaky selfies because you don't know if you've pulled an alpha male or his loser friend) but we have a mutual acquaintance who assures me he's a "safe bloke". He's exactly the sort of 20-something that Tinder or Ok Cupid would welcome: hip, active on social media, possibly polygamous (a cheat), but authentic and upfront about it.
We held hands as we walked to his place, kissing on a quiet square in Clerkenwell and I felt like a spontaneous 17-year-old …Monday Turns out I've been signed up to Facebook as male, so Tinder is only matching me with women.After ten minutes of contemplating if this is the Universe's way of telling me that I‘m not compatible with any men (Mum's been saying it for years), I realign my social-media gender.Early days or rather should say early months but the prognosis is good.As a trailblazer of casual sex and being skint, I am allegedly the prime example of the demographic that is turning to the Tinder i Phone app.Didn't reply to any, but it's nice to know they're out there. This is London, it's normal to have never met my neighbours, but is it normal that I might be dating them online?