The lowly-paid shop worker had even resorted to starving himself so he could afford to meet the incessant demands for funds being made by his online ‘partner’.An inquest was told how Mr Doney, from Grimsby, had visited a website specialising in holidays for people looking for love when he began chatting to someone he believed was a prospective partner in the summer of 2015.Having paid for an airfare he waited at an airport all day but then claimed she had been unable to travel due to an “accident”. Miss Doney said: “He thought she was going to come over here and that they were going to get married and have children. He just wanted a family.“He was borrowing money to send over there.He wasn’t eating properly and he was starving himself.Which brings us to her bright lemon lavender dessert." data-reactid="19"Today’s cake is a swirly and tart lemon cheesecake baked by Kylie Antolini of The Baking Bird blog.Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Antolini is now living in Portland where she works as a dental hygienist by day.At first, they want to sleep with you no matter what. But I hadn’t deleted my dating profile, only disabled it.
The lifelong singleton had excitedly changed his Facebook status to ‘in a relationship’ after paying for flight tickets for an online date he believed was his girlfriend to fly to the UK.
“It’s the real thing, not part of the gluten-free fad,” I say. Even after I stopped missing my ex, every blind date I went on seemed emotionally exhausting in a way that I hadn’t remembered.
“I get sick from gluten.” This doesn’t put them off, at least not at first.
Anything he could sell, he sold it.”She added: “If we ever questioned it he told us that we didn’t know what we were talking about.”Mr Doney later took an overdose after blaming the apparent accident on himself and was sectioned after suffering a breakdown following incidents of self-harm.
But just as he was beginning to turn his life around having returned to work last year he started messaging several other dubious characters online, one of which was traced back to Nigeria.