She urged me to check mine, so I went online and was aghast to see my profile still up and running.
What I had thought was a one-off payment, was in fact a never-ending subscription: the small print of the 'one month' offer states that it automatically renews every month unless I cancel 48 hours before.
A few days into July, I told a friend I'd cut my losses.
She warned me that she'd had trouble trying to cancel her own subscription.
After all that, I still had no idea whether I had successfully cancelled or not. I even thought about ringing back customer services to make sure they didn't cancel my subscription after all. 'For the next week, I engaged in what I can only describe as a game of cat and mouse as I tried to get my admirers to show up in the flesh. He told me he was a sales director for an internet company.
I checked the website, and that's when I saw the messages from the nice-looking men, sent within ten minutes of each other. Finally, he suggested we meet for coffee and offered me his mobile number.
Maybe every woman struggles to get a decent man to actually take them on a date, being forced to make do with a virtual meeting instead. Was it possible, I asked, that did something to make more men notice my profile at that moment?
I saw that they were advertising a boost function, where you can pay £1.99 to have your profile seen by more members.
My account was still active until the end of the month, and in that time one lonely email pinged into my inbox from a forlorn-looking man asking me to go to his flat in Vauxhall.
'If you don’t want to settle for anything less than perfect then the Secret Diamond Club is for you’, a sultry voiceover informs prospective customers in a video advertising a new controversial dating website.
Again, maybe I'm being paranoid, but when I looked back at the messages, I realised that a few hours after I told the Irishman I didn't have Whats App, the Italian texted me to say: 'You don't have Whats App? What a strange thing to say before I'd even met him. 'But when Monday afternoon came, he texted to say he'd suddenly been called away on business. A spokesman apologised for the difficulty I'd encountered in cancelling my account, saying: 'We take all member feedback seriously and continually review our policies and processes to ensure they are as transparent and accessible as possible'.'employs a team to review member profiles and monitor for any unusual behaviour or activity,' he told me.
Surely he'd have kept that to himself until after the first date? He asked me if I would like to Skype video call him instead of going on a date. 'We have looked into this case to confirm that both profiles are of genuine members.'Fine, so I just got unlucky with two men who blew hot, then cold.
Had they given me a free boost, perhaps, to help persuade me to stay?