He was found hanged at his home on August 30 last year. Sometimes a bad situation is the only solution to my problems.
“Sorry I’ve hurt you all but I can’t see any other way out.
You see faces of potential partners wiz by and for a moment, it helps. We’ve all been in this moment – the moment when a twinge of loneliness spurs an online dating session.
But is this really a good habit to get into when feeling lonely?
The lowly-paid shop worker had even resorted to starving himself so he could afford to meet the incessant demands for funds being made by his online ‘partner’.
An inquest was told how Mr Doney, from Grimsby, had visited a website specialising in holidays for people looking for love when he began chatting to someone he believed was a prospective partner in the summer of 2015.
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His sister, Gillian Doney, said he was intending to meet the woman during the trip but the rendezvous never materialised.
After returning home, Mr Doney changed his Facebook status to ‘in a relationship’ and started sending money to the fraudster without his family’s knowledge.
Anything he could sell, he sold it.”She added: “If we ever questioned it he told us that we didn’t know what we were talking about.”Mr Doney later took an overdose after blaming the apparent accident on himself and was sectioned after suffering a breakdown following incidents of self-harm.
But just as he was beginning to turn his life around having returned to work last year he started messaging several other dubious characters online, one of which was traced back to Nigeria.