A couple of months later I’d got bored of trampolining and my thesis on illnesses in general was going nowhere.
I’d also conveniently forgotten that I hate online dating.
Unlike many other dating sites, the Our Time website is refreshingly clean and well structured.
So, when a friend suggested I tried dating app Tinder, I was all over it.
Tinder, for the uninitiated, works along the same vein as gay hook up app Grindr.
You sign in through your Facebook account (don’t worry, it doesn’t put anything on your profile to show you’re using the app).
Tinder then populates your Tinder profile with your Facebook profile picture (you can edit this, but you can only use a picture from your Facebook account, which gives you less opportunity to lie about what you look like than you would with other dating sites) and comes up with a couple of lines ‘about you.’ You then set your matching preferences (upper and lower age limit, the maximum distance you’d like the app to search for matches, plus whether you want to match for men, women or both).