This advice struck Webb, who works with data for a living, as preposterous.
She had calculated that, in the entire city of Philadelphia, only 35 men had all the qualities she was look for and was still single.
38 - Birmingham, West Midlands Red wine, Italy loving single guy looking for more than just a travel companion!
38 year old single guy from the West Midlands, daddy to a gorgeous little daughter!
That, coupled with easier technology - meeting someone with a few swipes on your phone from the comfort of your sofa - has led to an unprecedented surge of interest in dating apps such as Tinder, Match and Happn.
Indeed, for online purveyors of love, business is booming.
While people used to meet mostly through friends, says Reuben J.
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that as the popularity of online dating has risen, so have prices.
A decade ago, many sites were free or had minimal fees of around a month.