Perhaps from now on I would focus on my relationships with my family. My sons were then aged 35 and 29, and my grandchildren were two and five. Lifting the lid on his relationship with Monica, Tom said: 'We knew we'd never have a conventional relationship.
I knew we'd never live together and that I¿d never meet her family. I would pack in as much as I could while I still had the face, the body and the desire for it. 'Maybe we could get to know each other a bit better...' And so my liaison with Pup was arranged.
I always called him Pup and he generally referred to me as Miss. My partner and I had split up the previous year, after a 13-year relationship.
But it was still a relationship of sorts' It was a bewildering landscape, but I was glad to see how free of stigma online dating had become. By this stage of my life, I was too battle-scarred to believe in knights on white chargers. Surprised and pleased, I wrote back saying I thought he was cute and that I was all in favour of younger men. Another new young friend, Simon, was 25, slim, sweet-faced and boyish, a little shy.
He was an internet entrepreneur and passionate about digital technology.
After a couple of dates they start putting on the pressure. And I found his healthy, strong body very appealing.
They want a proper relationship and commitment.'I could see the attraction for him of the older woman; he didn't have to spell it out. I wondered what the next step in this unfamiliar scenario might be. He stayed over that night and fell asleep with his head nestling on my shoulder. From then on we saw one another every three weeks or so.
Monica Love is a healthy and happy newcomer to XL Girls.