Galbraith, a father of three who had separated some 20 years earlier, was the third and last person she met through online dating on February 26th, 2010. I remember him texting on the day and saying at the end it was the start of something very special and that’s exactly how I felt,” she says.
Eighteen months later, they are still travelling between Tullamore and Dún Laoghaire, but plan on retiring together.
THE SUCCESS STORY Laboratory supervisor Celine Robbins (55) and civil engineer David Galbraith (58) could be recruited as mascots for the entire online and novelty sector, such is their enthusiasm for the alternative outlet.
Robbins, who has two daughters, separated in 2000 and registered with in 2010.
She’s quick to add that she wasn’t on “some desperate man hunt . They don’t give their real names here, conscious of gossiping gardaí, parents or boards of management. “They don’t hold eye contact, they don’t show interest, so you’re left guessing as to whether they want to be chatted up or not.” After a chance sighting of an advert for a singles party on Facebook, what followed was like any other night out, except Sean knew the room contained “potential singles”. I think people just don’t know enough to make a judgment,” says Kate.