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Natalie has long been a fan of The Rules, a book which insists that to snag a man you should not stay on the phone for more than 10 minutes. Rachel Greenwald takes it a step further in her manual, Find a Husband After 35 Using What I learned at Harvard Business School, which sets outs a 15-step programme to snaring your man using 'branding' and 'marketing'. The 51-year-old says the tips are already having an effect: 'I am quite happy and outgoing, so people think I'm content being single, but I'm not.
The book said to let people know you are looking.' The reason the new dating techniques are proving so successful is simple, according to Professor Petruska Clarkson, a consultant relationship psychologist in London's Harley Street: 'They work.
And if you're lucky and your padlock opens, then what?
There was quite a mix, including lots in their twenties, wearing chic clothes - women in stilettoes, tight jeans and backless tops and men in jeans with blazers.
One older man was wearing a tweed jacket and wore his hair gelled to one side.
The first clue that this was not the stereotypical singles event designed to give desperate love-seekers one last chance was the location: Nell's bar is one of London's top venues that has played host to David and Victoria Beckham, Claudia Schiffer and Kylie Minogue. Circle the room, try out the keys and if it opens your lock, take it to the desk and hand it in for a new one.' I took a deep breath and ventured inside. He picked up the golden lock and placed the tiny key into the slot. With prizes including flights to Sydney and designer watches, there was quite an incentive to find more keys for my new lock, and this gimmick acted as the perfect excuse for singletons to wander around and chat to new people.
As I headed into the basement, I was handed a padlock. Apart from the keys or padlocks hanging around every neck, it looked like any other night, with groups standing together drinking and chatting. It felt more like a fashionable party where everyone knew everyone else than a sordid singles night.
Companies such as Cosmo Party, who organised last week's evening, are fighting to outdo each other in putting on the newest, trendiest and often weirdest event possible.