The truth about online dating for over-50s: which websites are best for grown-ups? – High50
Ready to date but don’t want to put yourself ‘out there’? Well, get over it! Rosanna Dickinson tries online dating and reports on what it’s like and which dating sites were best
Some people try online dating because they’re looking for companionship, some for love, and some are tentatively dipping in a toe to see who’s out there. I did it because I wanted to have fun, flirt and meet men outside my social group.
I’m 50 and have been single for two years, since my husband died, and have a daughter of 21 and twin boys of 19. I felt some trepidation about putting myself out there. Shameless self-promotion! Especially for someone who barely has an online presence.
But 15 million people in the UK are registered for online dating and one in five relationships now start online. It’s the third most popular way to meet (after pubs and through friends). And I could always go incognito when I’ve had enough – it’s the internet, after all!
There are an overwhelming 1,400 dating sites, though, so where to start?