In 1966, The Supremes explained to us that you can't hurry love.
Sixteen years later Phil Collins concurred: "You just have to wait," he sang, additionally noting that love don't come easy.
The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.
But while you can sometimes add your profile, upload your photos, search a site for potential matches and receive messages from possible suitors without paying a penny, you can't usually reply to a message until you've coughed up for a subscription.
There were very few men who I would ever consider meeting.
A quick disclosure: I have a couple of dating profiles online. But this isn't therapy masquerading as a self-pitying article by some bloke in his late-thirties – well, not much, anyway.
I've got a number of friends and acquaintances who share my feelings about the way online dating plays fast and loose with your emotions.