Searchmate had so far suggested four – two of whom she’d already seen on rival site Plentyoffish.com, a free site, and who had both already declined to date her.
In November she received a letter from a Searchmate adviser saying that her membership was “not progressing as expected”.
"As a leading dating agency, we specialise in bringing together accomplished individuals who are looking for a committed, meaningful relationship.
Instead, we’ll give you personal attention and a tailored service that’s second-to-none. We think that your journey with us should be an enjoyable one from start to finish.
We have a portfolio full of members, covering a diverse range of professions and backgrounds.
So in May last year Aileen stumped up £1,295 for membership.
It offered her “unlimited personal introductions” to men serious about finding a relationship.