When seeking an intimate relationship, today busy people regularly use global online dating and geosocial networking applications like Tinder, whereas earlier generations seemingly met their partners naturally, face to face, from within their own communities. Often they were childhood sweethearts, neighbours or family friends, work or wartime colleagues, members of local sports or social clubs, even members of the same extended family, as in mine, where Alfred Brooks, the widowed father of my paternal grandma, Amy Shrimpton (née Brooks), married as his second wife Annie Shrimpton, the single, older sister of Grandma Amy’s husband-to-be, William Shrimpton. Thus my dad’s maternal grandfather later became his uncle, by marriage!