I was a latecomer to counselling, having previously considered therapy a largely American pursuit. By the time I reached that landmark age, without children and in a marriage that was beginning to lose its fairytale glow, my daily life was beginning to feel not unlike a soap opera. And I did, pretty much, and I was perfectly fine - until suddenly I wasn't.
Soon, I was spending hours in the parallel universe of cyberspace, often through wonderfully wide-awake nights, uninhibited in a way I never could be in reality.
I told no one, immersed and isolated in my secret life. In moments of fleeting clarity, I wanted to understand what was happening to me. Was it just my marriage problems, or was there something deeper causing me to behave that way?
A late arrival into the world of social media, I nevertheless embraced it as a kind of escape.
While my husband spent most evenings catching up on the horse racing he'd recorded over the weekend, I began perusing chatrooms – not in pursuit of cybersex necessarily, but initially more for harmless flirtation, a little virtual attention.
Adult and teen users of any race, gender, lifestyle or sex are welcome to participate.
We support free video cams and audio chatting in the majority of our rooms.
Our chat rooms offer a safe, friendly environment for you to chat to other users whenever you like.
And even if you don’t find a potential partner, you might end up making great friends with other people who are in the same boat as you.
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We decided to ask users what they think are the most important qualities in their partner. Men are usually considered to be those that should take the first step when it comes to starting a relationship.