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To this day I still don’t really know why he left because I’d assumed he shared my happiness.Wise friends have since remarked that it’s easier to leave a marriage when you’ve been divorced before, and as I was Jonathan’s third wife I can only assume that he did not feel he was making an irrevocable vow when, in 2007, he promised to stay with me until death parted us.It’s the first time in 40 years I’ve been on my own for any length of time, and until now I’ve been too raw to contemplate another relationship.Well-meaning friends have enticed me out to dinners where eligible single men have clearly been invited for my benefit. I’ve even been out on a few dates but I’ve known the time wasn’t right.And it’s impossible to tell from one, often overly flattering, photograph if you’ll have that spark of chemistry essential to ignite a relationship.That said, lots of women choose the online dating route, but I urge caution and common sense.
You certainly have a better chance if you can sit across a table from someone and chat. At our age, we haven’t got time to waste, so don’t linger if you know the signs are unfavourable. ‘Lovely to meet you, but I don’t think it will work out,’ is far kinder in the long run than fudging the issue.Now, however, after two years alone, I feel I’m ready to dip my toe into the dating pool again.The truth is, although I’ve got a wide circle of good and loyal friends, I don’t relish being single for ever.As a TV presenter and meteorologist — I’m the UK’s longest-serving weathergirl, having appeared on television for 24 years between 19 — I have a busy social life. I see a smiling woman on the arm of a handsome man, strolling through the park, and I think: why can’t that be me?It’s the small, everyday acts of thoughtfulness and love, that make us all feel valued, I long for.