Henning Wiechers, who conducted the recent survey on behalf of Metaflake, the vast German online dating agency, claimed that when people are too old to go clubbing, they need to access a second marriage market — and that the internet provides the perfect forum. While online dating is certainly booming in popularity — the industry is worth £170 million in the UK, with nine million of us now logging on in the hope that we will find somebody, otherwise unreachable, who will be just right for us — my experiences should serve as something of a warning to others looking for love online.After my partner died, I thought to myself: ‘Online dating is the modern way to go.’ I was pretty certain I would soon find my ideal person, somebody clever, witty, good-looking, successful, excellent company, open to new ideas, well-read and with a sense of purpose in life. All the other 'free' sites are free to fill out the profile and then it costs to get any emails or otherwise contact other people on the site. Thanks guys and gals." " Of all the singles/dating sites i've looked at, this is the only one that is exactly what it claims to be.
He said he was a writer, so that was clearly, for me at least, a major plus.
Both men and women seeking older partners on the internet report that meeting dates in the flesh usually means confronting a reality which falls far short of the attractive images cultivated online.
It’s a common trick for daters of a certain age to post photos that are years old — and not always of themselves.
Once you are retired, widowed or divorced, it feels all but impossible.
Yet on internet sites, there are dozens, hundreds, possibly even thousands of single people seemingly just like you, all looking for that special person to alleviate their loneliness and provide excitement and companionship for their later years.