Food for thought: The UK’s The Guardian recently interviewed middle-aged women with children who believe online dating isn’t working for them, as men their age prefer to skew younger, instead contacting women in their 20s and 30s rather than age-appropriate partners.
One woman said this:
“I gave up internet dating when I realised it was only older men who were contacting me, which doesn’t really interest me. I prefer men of my own age. But a lot of those men my age are only looking at women in their 20s or 30s.
“It can be a full-time occupation when you have to really fight to meet the sort of men that are worth meeting because they are the ones refusing to look at you as a potential date. Because of its ‘anything is possible’, ‘sweet-shop’ appeal, online dating just encourages men to cherry-pick their ideal – usually younger – mate. Which is depressing if you’re a woman of a certain age.”
But is that true? One online dating site owner says her experience is the opposite. Her site sets up older women and younger men:
[Julia] Macmillan, 49, has set up toyboywarehouse.com. Younger men are nowadays desperate to meet older women, she claims, and she has more men than women looking for love on her site.
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