A couple of months later I’d got bored of trampolining and my thesis on illnesses in general was going nowhere.
I’d also conveniently forgotten that I hate online dating.
So, when a friend suggested I tried dating app Tinder, I was all over it.
Tinder, for the uninitiated, works along the same vein as gay hook up app Grindr.
Rebecca, 34, and her primary partner started using Open Minded to find additional partners after meeting on another dating site.
"As more people realize that the life-long monogamy model doesn't work most of the time, people are opening their minds to alternative relationship styles," she said.
The first reaction in your mind is going to be self-protective, accompanied by fear.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
It’s such a faff that earlier this year I announced (to myself, no-one else what that bothered) a moratorium on internet courtship for six months.
I was going to ban all dating, but that would have been a little redundant – who actually meets people offline these days? going on a couple of dates a week with the expectation that you’ll eventually meet a partner), online dating can be expensive, soul-destroying and above all, time consuming.