I sent him a message..that's where our love story began!

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I have spent my whole life without having watched TV on a Tuesday or Thursday night because, your honour, they are rugby training nights. Soon, when people ask if I have watched a programme I will be able to say no every day because it's weight training on a Monday and Wednesday night from now on.

The only problem in the old days was missing Top of the Pops and a potential Led Zeppelin, AC DC or Status Quo performance. I never thought I would write this next line: I have missed Peter Wright.

Just look at your friends: what a wonderfully diverse group of liberal, cool, opinionated, engaged, open-minded, creative, talented, attractive people! These quirky dating events will help you overcome those initial awkward encounters by providing both alcoholic lubrication and an easy opening gambit.

The problem with dating in London isn't that there aren't lots of beautiful people out there, it's that we're incapable of talking to each other without some common ground, or a belly full of booze.

But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

This worldwide sensation is a solid way of meeting new people in a more meaningful way than trawling online sites.

It is based around the idea that the people you meet through speed dating also want to meet new people.

Shhh Dating There's no need for awkward small-talk at these unconventional silent speed-dating events. In the first you can mime, squeak and gesticulate but in the second there's total silence; only staring into each other's eyes is allowed.

At the end you'll get to mingle and bring out the excellent conversational skills you've been bottling up all evening.

There is no doubt about it: being single has its benefits.