It was 1988 and I was getting nervous as I was about to interview the first potential male client for Sara Eden.

Two and a half hours later he joined – way hey our first man!

As starting Sara Eden was such a momentous occasion for me I kept his original profile in my desk drawer as I have also done with the first female client who joined Sara Eden.

On finding himself single again Brian didn’t hesitate to re-join us and is now happily dating again in his quest to find a partner to share his twilight years with.

I was recently invited to his 70th birthday party and he kindly arranged for us to have our photograph taken together to celebrate the occasion.

One of the original photographs used on his profile in 1988.