A SINGLETON has told how she thought she had found the love of her life – before discovering his dark secret.
Christina Kelly quickly fell in love with the ’10 out of 10′ man from Glasgow, known only as Will, and they even spent a night at a posh spa hotel.
But after a few amazing dates, he ghosted her and she wondered what was wrong.
In an unexpected twist, one of his friends contacted him to tell him he was behind bars and wanted to send him letters from prison.
She wasn’t put off until he appeared on a TV report.
And she was horrified when she found out he really was a big thug and not a mechanic like he had claimed.
Christina, 35, from Fife, said: ‘I was shocked. He was a full-fledged gangster.
“There were guns, grenades, drugs and all kinds. I had no idea what I was getting into.
“To be honest, everything was fine with him until I found out I could get shot in the head.
“That’s definitely me. I have the worst taste in men without even knowing it.
Christina first met Will after contacting her on Instagram and they started messaging.
They agreed to meet over coffee and she was delighted when he seemed like the perfect gentleman.
Christina said: “He opened the car door for me. I thought he was really nice.
“He was ten out of ten. Big and tall Glasgow shoulders. I love this accent, I just melt.
“It went very well and we saw each other several times.”
But then Will disappeared and she couldn’t get in touch with him.
His friend messaged him and said he had been locked up and asked for his address so Will could write to him.
She was mortified when he started putting words of love including “they can lock the locks but they can’t stop the clocks” on the outside of the envelope for all to see.
Christina said: “There were love hearts just around the corner.
“My postman is a friend of the family. He was probably wondering what was going on.
“It was a real prison mail. It even had the Scottish Prison Service at the top.
But Christina admitted he had beautiful handwriting, and the couple exchanged letters for about a month.
Things came to an abrupt halt, however, after she found out why he was really inside.
And then issues that she hadn’t really noticed before became obvious red flags.
She said: “He was sending pictures of him lying on a deckchair with trainers on. Why did you put on your sneakers?
“When we got to the hotel, he looked out the window to see how high he could jump. Why?
“All because he knew he was going to get caught at some point. I was completely oblivious to what was happening.”
Christina was worried about what she was getting into, so she broke up.
She said: “I ended things for my own safety. Fortunately, I was fine and nothing happened to me. I can certainly choose them.