As a single woman in her fifties, I found it pretty disheartening.
But was there a more effective way of negotiating the dating minefield and finding some half-decent men? The first thing I learnt is that if you really want to meet someone, you’ve got to get serious.
Plus, you’ll have so much fun waiting for Mr or Miss Right to come along!
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Use that wisdom that comes with age to carefully assess what you need — and to identify any red flags and non-negotiables that appear early on.
A friend of mine had registered with an online dating site and asked me to help her look through potential dates. One man, who said he loved antiques, was pictured on an Ikea sofa surrounded by Whimsies.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
Another had failed to adjust his hairpiece before taking a selfie.
I lost count of the men who put socialising as one of their interests (Really? We have so much in common) and those my age who were looking for women half theirs.