We were at Megu, a pricey Japanese restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, eating perfectly cooked Kobe beef.
My companion, a wealthy finance type, was telling me all about himself and posing questions that suggested he was interested in me.
I was frustrated with my job, which offered little upward mobility, and was thinking about quitting it to pursue my goal of becoming a full-time freelance writer.
Holding me back were my lack of savings and my fear of sacrificing a regular paycheck. So what if I had to tap into my inner geisha to secure a patron?
Remember the cliché of the man in the middle of a mid-life crisis – trading the Honda in for a Porsche and the wife for a younger model?
Now, thanks to online dating, so-called ‘mutually beneficial’ relationships have never been easier to come by.
I signed up to where ‘the classy, attractive and affluent meet’.