Australian dating website RSVP claims that adults aged 50-plus make up 22% of its membership and the oldest registered member is 91 years old.
In terms of how big this phenomenon is becoming, a 2011 worldwide survey of 25,000 married or cohabiting people found that 37% of those aged 60 years-plus had met their partners through the internet.
Recent research conducted at Swinburne University investigated the dating and relationship practices of older Australian adults aged between 60 and 92.
Those who had met their partners through dating websites went online because they felt there were very limited places and opportunities to meet like-minded others and because they no longer took part in the pub and club scene.
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The older adults in this study met their dating partners offline in a very short space of time and they usually became sexually intimate with them within four weeks.
For some this occurred the first time they met face-to-face.
Obviously one has to be persistent and incredibly optimistic, but from my point of view I have had seven happy years, made some wonderful and permanent friends and lost nothing along the way.
Where else can I get anything like that except on the internet?