Meet sex online

It might sound intimidating, but as more and more of us find our partners online (an estimated 35 per cent of couples in the UK meet this way), it’s simply becoming a fact of romantic life that with your new partner comes a new social circle, too.It can feel like you’re dating a whole friendship group and not just one person. She met her partner, Andy, on dating site OK Cupid.“In the ‘olden days’ it would not have been like this,” she told me.

There would be some kind of link and common ground; otherwise you would never have met.

Now we meet and get involved with people from completely different worlds “In many ways I think this is good - it's very refreshing to move out of the same stagnant pond.

But it is daunting and something that I certainly didn't think about when I signed up.

“It does not phase me in the least as I meet people for a living. (It took us MONTHS to get beyond the coffee stage.) If he had thought this one through, he might have left it at that”.

So how best to introduce a partner you’ve met online to close friends (and be introduced to theirs in return)?

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