“I always thought that I was too ugly to meet Mrs Right”

Tom, who has been single since 1998, spotted Janine, 31, on www.theuglybugball.com in late August.

The dating site was set up a year ago for the “aesthetically challenged”.

He sent her an email saying: “Dear Janine, Just seen your beautiful face on The Ugly Bug Ball and would love to meet up. You live near me, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

“I’ve got a face that makes children cry but, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and I think you’ll love me too.”