Although timetables may differ, the fact is that many men and women eventually start contemplating the possibility of dating again. Our social networks, as middle and older adults, are likely to be smaller than younger adults.
Middle-aged adults, for instance, probably find that many of their acquaintances are married, thus limiting their chances of partnering.
The potential matches that the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look at the age-range that those men desire, (usually 35-50) I often move past them, knowing I can’t compete with women in their desired range, even though many of those men are as much as 5-8 years older than me!
I’ve noticed after my last birthday (I turned 54 in June) that the response I get on has dropped to almost nothing.
It’s as though moving from the early 50s to the mid 50s is some kind of death-knell for a dating life.
'You have something to offer - and if they can't see it, someone else will.'The TV presenter also encouraged people to be on the lookout for a partner who compliments all the 'confidence the first 40 or 50 years of life have brought you'.
In the age of online dating, safety has become a growing concern.