Social services departments are not traditionally seen as of hot beds of lust and passion. Yet, despite this, relationships between social care employees are not uncommon. So when love strikes in an eligibility criteria meeting or while arranging a care package, is this simply down to people moving in the same circles? Or is there something more to it than that?
We offered to play Cupid and help social care professionals looking for love this Valentine’s Day meet the man or woman of their dreams.
Here are some of the personal ads you sent in:
I’m 37 and a virtuous lady; an unclaimed treasure lying beneath the sea, where beautiful creatures await discovery. I guarantee an enchanting experience and spiritual inspiration. Fancy discovering me?
Adventurous, tender female in her 50s looking to share, talk, laugh, and more. Likes butterflies, buzzards, glittering seas, stormy skies, Mozart, Jazz, cinema seats, rivers, city lights, and sunsets.
A 58-year-old blond staff development officer in south Wales, I have been in health and social care for more years than I care to remember. I play golf and like classical music and reading. I enjoy the theatre and cinema and love travelling. I have been widowed for eight years and am now ready to embark on a relationship but find it difficult to meet like-minded single people.
Voluptuous, sparky, thoughtful gym-going chocoholic female, 32, would love to meet perfect male!?! I love to laugh, read and snuggle – good times! I’m always late – bad times!
I’m an academic fellow at a prestigious university and social worker from the Philippines looking for a relationship.
Slightly mad, 45-year-old, belly-dancing, curvy mental health social worker with dark hair, green eyes and transference issues seeks young-hearted, lively, humorous, non-pc man.
Stunning, lively 57-year-old living in Suffolk looking for that elusive Mr Right. Must have few hang ups and be independent and house-trained.
Gorgeous, curvy fun-loving woman, 37 years young, looking for a fun-loving man who knows how to look after a woman? Must enjoy dinner dates, champagne and Sunday afternoon walks!!!
Do you like your chocolate dark? The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Have a taste of this sensual forty-something black London female.
Male, 49, with social care bent would like to meet rampant young thing. Interests include natural history, astronomy and cycling (max five miles)
Cuddlier version of Brad Pitt, far more intelligent and many times funnier. Looking for a bit of joint working in the fun and games department.
Voluptuous, outrageous, cat-loving 30-something female seeks companion. Teetotallers need not apply.
If you would like to get in touch with any of our readers who sent in the personal ads, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her which ad you are responding to, plus your contact details and a few words about yourself, and we will forward your message. If they like the sound of you, they will get in touch with you direct.
Social workers get romantic… with each other