Internet dating sites for over 60
Now, one in 10 retired singles looks to the internet to find love and sex.Only last week 80-year-old author Jilly Cooper revealed that she has been speed dating and joined Tinder – the dating app – for “research” purposes.But if it happens to lead to more then it is a bonus.”Once the preserve of the young, online dating now has the over-60s as its fastest-growing demographic.A whole industry geared to helping pensioners find “the one” has mushroomed in recent years as the divorce rate among that age group has soared and a new attitude has emerged in which you don’t have to be young to aspire to romantic fun.Shaken by her divorce, for a year afterwards she had counselling to boost her self-esteem before she would even entertain dating.“I’d been overweight for years and knew that my husband hadn’t fancied me,” she explains.“When it ended, I lost a lot of weight but it was still the fat, frumpy old me that I saw in the mirror and for a while I believed that my life was going to be a downward slope.
IJL is great for people who are ready to meet someone special and don’t have time or patience for online dating. You might find things have moved on quite a bit and the senior dating scene is not the same as it used to be.
Connecting: Free members can view profiles and see who’s in their area.