The newly married couple of 'silver surfers' from West Sussex were both widowed earlier in life, but they found love again with each other on the internet just two years ago.'And then once I did eventually start trying to go to places like dinners or dancing, I got the feeling that other women were - completely unnecessarily - perhaps a little threatened by me as a single woman.'We both walked up to the door of the pub and there was a sign saying it was closed for refurbishment!Luckily, we both laughed, which was a good sign, and we took ourselves off for coffee...which lasted five hours''Go to a website that looks into the type of person you really are, and matches you properly.
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.You can make your profile more interesting and informative by uploading up to five pictures and providing some details about yourself, such as your appearance, where you live, your beliefs, and what kind of relationship you are looking for.You can also enter a few sentences, describing yourself in your own words. The search engine button appears on the left panel, and this allows you to locate matches by age, and the country where they live.Indeed, somehow, the exciting, available, baggage-free, super-bright, glamorous, successful age-appropriate people of both sexes, the kind you’d love to meet for a fantastic evening, if not for a lifetime, are in short supply or non-existent.
Just ask loved-up Stella Ansell, 69, and her 72-year-old husband Peter.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.uk is the English language version of the site and has tens of thousands of British singles.uk is devoted to "serious" and "general public" introductions with a view to finding love, but also simply to chat amongst friends. Theres no lengthy questionnaire to fill out in order to join.I read that they were ‘mortgage slaves’ — at 60 plus! Not only did he expect me to buy my own drinks — I’m old-fashioned enough to believe that a man should pay on the first date — but it turned out he had huge baggage.