And 35 per cent of people aged 61 and over were similarly well-disposed towards online dating.“It gave me more options than just sitting knitting in my mountain village,” said Carole, who’d moved to the Blue Mountains and knew hardly anyone. Smooth Matthew, the cad, is her first online date, and she can’t believe her luck.The days of stigma and secrecy about online dating are long gone.Fifty-one per cent of adults have used an online dating service or would consider using one, a new Nielsen survey of 3,500 Australians for the dating site reveals.
What in the world did that message mean, and are you interested? And then there are the men who came to look at her online profile and went by such names as: Strong Boy – 71-year-old; Come Ride Me – 57-year-old; Big Rod – 70-year-old; Jack Hammer – 56-year-old.A man she met, another whose online picture bore no resemblance to reality, said when she pointed this out: “Most women don’t mind what I look like because I’m so good in bed. ” She loved sex, but not boors or bores and she wanted a relationship not a fling. In the US a new study from the University of Chicago shows one in three Americans who married between 20 had met online – including through social media, chat rooms, and email – and half of these had met through an internet dating service.The search for love and meaningful sex, for a partner with zing, can be more fraught the second or third time around. She’d been a sucker for bad marriages and had four divorces behind her by the time she launched herself into online dating at the age of 65.Carole is not the first Australian to chronicle her experiences with online dating.At the current rate that electronics are advancing, we may end up being part robot in a matter of years… Not only is it affecting our general human interactions, but it’s also affecting the way that we date. I own grey bowling shoes, I have more candles than friends, and most of my clothes cover every inch of my body. I am 20 years old, technically, but I’m pretty sure I’m a 65-year-old on the inside. Just about every man out there seems to be a creep, a scammer, a liar or dull. Matthew, the smoothie she fell for, was a two-timing cad who broke her heart.Who would have thought in our 20s or 30s – when some of us were desperate and dateless – that the same feelings could return to plague us in our 50s, 60s and 70s?I’ve heard, and experienced, just about all the obscure conversations and lack there of. Why are you going to send me a heart/starry symbol then not answer my chatter?