When you join an online dating servce such as Singles Over 50, instead of sending an advert to a loacal newspaper, you would post a brief profile about yourself online using your PC or mobile phone, from the comfort of your own home.
You can also upload a photo of yourself to your profile, right from you smartphone.
He signed himself up to a number of "senior dating" sites and interviewed hundreds of single men and women.
What he found was that even though this is one of the fastest growing demographics of single people, most would never consider online dating without their child's encouragement.
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Before the days of Internet Dating, many people used either telephone dating services or the personals sections of local newspapers to find other singles looking for serious relationships.
Online dating works in a similar way to personal ads, but is far more effective, quicker and easier to use.
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