But for the internet, we would never have come together, and he taught me another truth — that as well as enabling you to find your soulmate, the internet also gives you a chance to meet somebody who is the exact opposite of what you are seeking in a partner.
It’s not as easy as going up to someone and offer them a drink or ask them to dance.
Many people see this as too forward and will get defensive if they are approached in this way.
None seemed to have any of the extra pounds that actually counted, namely money.
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.
Depending on your moves and all-around charm, you might just share that one dance, or you might even spend the night together.
Either way, the chances are good that you’ll exchange phone numbers, which is crucial for the next step.
According to a new survey, the lucrative online dating industry is growing fastest in the 50-plus age group — and it’s not hard to see why.
Once you are retired, widowed or divorced, it feels all but impossible.
And I hate to say it, but men are always keener to meet women younger than them, rather than sophisticated women from their own generation.
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.
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.