Everyone's Dating Fairy Godmother...
Hi everyone, thank you for your emails; I am very pleased I was able to help in some way. It seems that my article on ‘on-line dating’ etiquette was also well received; quite a few of you wrote in with specific questions especially about ages and photographs.
I had a call from BBC Radio Gloucester the other day; they want me to appear on the Anna King show on the 9th November my slot will start at about 10am. They have asked me to talk about dating for the older generation; which is very relevant as the vast majority of my clients are over 45 years old. Over the last few years there has been a huge increase in the amount of people over 50 who are turning to internet dating and other methods to find someone special.
In the UK; 65% of online daters are over 35 years old and people over 55 and older are the most active online daters. Online; over 25% of women over 40 have been quoted as having found someone through online dating; so it is definitely not just a young person’s game.
On-line dating does however take time and a degree of effort must be put in.
As I mentioned last month it can also be quite demoralising. This older generation of online daters are arguably the most vulnerable emotionally and some will lack practical knowledge of how these things work; this can leave them open to scam and con artists. The opportunity to talk about internet dating on the BBC will I hope; help get the message across that it’s a great way to meet someone special – provided we follow a few simple golden rules.
Internet dating is not for everyone; some people especially the older generation do not have access to a computer or are just not confident enough to use a computer for dating. It does take a bit of technical knowhow; especially uploading photos from a camera to a computer and then from the computer to the dating site. For these people; social events and private client introductions are possibly more suitable. The same rules apply to keeping safe; make sure you use a reputable organisation; preferably one that is recommended by a friend. Please get in touch if you would like a list of companies I recommend.
Just because you are over a certain age; please don’t think that your time has passed you by. It has never been easier to date; whatever your age so I hate hearing the phrase “I’m too old for that sort of thing.” I think it’s a dreadful waste when there are so many people out there who are over 50 and looking for love. I have clients in their late 50s and 60s who are dating and have never been happier; it’s never too late.
If you would like to find out more about dating whatever your age; please get in touch. Whatever your needs, age, gender or disability; there is always someone out there for you. I also run “internet dating for beginners” courses which will be starting up again in the New Year; please get in touch to book your place.
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