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.”