With dating agencies in the past it was often a case of talking on the phone and then meeting – a little bit blind date really.Now with Internet dating, you can see photos and profiles and chat immediately on the computer.
While the house was being built, using my computer and IT skills I started a property website as I could see that there was a real lack of easy-to-use, professional looking sites. Since then I have helped scores of people also find their dream home in Spain.
In 2005 we won the prestigious International Property Awards, for best Spanish property website.
The availability and cheapness of alcohol can mean much time spent in bars and you meet other disillusioned couples, temptation comes along and the obvious happens.
People do have to work long hours to survive, (good) jobs are scarce and people earn much less than they did in the UK.
We also find out all about his dating in Spain website and how it is helping singles in Spain meet up and form relationships and friendships.
Online Internet dating websites have really taken off in a big way in Spain.
This pressure is very hard to deal with and rightly or wrongly it can be that people turn on each other to vent their frustrations.
Often I see that one partner stays and one goes back to the UK.
I know this must be difficult to talk about but it has to be said – I have noticed just how many relationships seem to break up in Spain. The situation is magnified because in the UK many couples are working and don’t see each other for very long.