Despite their wealth, they were turned down as adoptive parents, so decided to raise a family by a different method. It took their sperm, the eggs of one American woman, the wombs of two more, some of the finest IVF surgeons in the world and around £200,000, but they did it.To create the twins, two eggs from donor Tracey Mc Clune, 40, were inseminated - one with Barrie's sperm; one with Tony's.
Mancunians Barrie and Tony made their first £4million fortune by selling an Essex-based dermatological testing firm in 1998.
Users are, disturbingly, asked to click a box to say whether they prefer safe sex.
Every vital statistic is listed; often with eye-watering full-colour evidence.
A spot check of the Gaydar website revealed 500 men were advertising from around the immediate area.
Ironically, given the pair's weakness for uniforms, the Mail discovered their detached, rented £600,000 house belongs to senior police officer Ian Learmonth, formerly based at the nearby Essex Police HQ, but now promoted to Assistant Chief Constable of the Strathclyde force in Glasgow.