I couldn’t think of life without this person.’As well as contacting the police, Julia reported the case to various internet sites in the hope of blocking “Matt’s” profile, but because no criminal offence has been committed, there was apparently nothing that could be done to stop it.
‘She became introverted and depressed, saying: “No one will find me attractive now.
‘Ian came over to me and said: “I think it’s a girl, it’s not a boy” and I said: “What on earth makes you think that?
” and he told me Matt’s auntie had said: “I hope she behaves herself,” before driving off.
I told all my friends at school and showed them his picture. It was so perfect.’Emily and Matt arranged to meet again during the October half-term.
53, male, Glasgow, Lanarkshire Open minded easy going guy looking for someone comfortable in their own skin for travel , socialising , night out , movies , weekends away , holidays and enjoying life as much as ...43, male, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire Fancy being my future ex? Indeed, Emily did tell everyone, proudly showing pictures of her new boyfriend — who told her his name was Matt — to her family and friends at school in her home town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. To Emily’s acute distress and embarrassment, her dream boyfriend turned out to be girl called Chloe; a fact she discovered only after they’d met up for the first time in October 2010.In contrast, Emily’s ‘boyfriend’ Matt — in reality a 16-year-old girl from Surrey — has never been charged, and this week was still to be found on certain internet networking sites, including Twitter, pretending to be a boy.I would have been absolutely mortified if there had been any touching.’‘Then, they turned round and said: “I hope you have been a good girl, Chloe,” and I felt physically sick and incredibly foolish. I went back to our car and said: “Oh my God, Ian, Emily, it’s a definitely a girl,” and that’s when Emily’s world fell apart.’Emily continues: ‘I burst into tears, saying: “No, it can’t be,” because I still loved this person.I just didn’t want to believe it, because you can’t go straight from loving someone to hating them.But by then, Julia and Ian were becoming more convinced that Matt really was a girl. We couldn’t just abandon her or turf her out because she was only 15 and her gran wasn’t due to pick her up until 6pm.