I’ve been faithful to my husband for 17 years, but I had the urge to feel this rush of adrenaline again, to seduce again…
But I needed to be very discreet, because my family life makes me happy and I didn’t want to change anything to it.
The 50-plus generation find there are still many of the same stigmas associated with meeting people online as there are for younger generations. These are the same questions going through first dates' heads, no matter their age.
Will I need my friend to ring half way through with an 'excuse' for me to leave promptly?
New entrant my Lovely goes live on Friday, with a business proposition aimed at those over 50s.
Matt Connolly conceived the idea of the website to dispel the stigma and solve a problem presented to him around the Sunday lunch table.
I’d seen David’s profile online and we’d exchanged a few emails. When you’ve come out of a long-term relationship, your confidence can hit rock bottom. I was so out of practice, but we had a great time and it boosted my confidence.
He sounded perfectly pleasant so we met up for a date in Manchester. For 17 years my sex life wasn’t up to much, so it was nerve-racking when I first got into bed with someone else. The first man I slept with after my husband was someone I met through a tennis club. I knew I didn’t want a long-term relationship with him — he wasn’t my type — but I did find him attractive, so we booked a proper date. Everyone who posts their picture online will have used one from at least ten or 15 years ago. I’ve turned up to several dates where I’ve walked into a restaurant, seen the man I’m supposed to be meeting, but he looks more like his father.
So if someone gives you a tiny bit of attention, it doesn’t matter what age you are, you still get that ‘high’ we all remember from our younger days. ’ I was shocked when he got really abusive and nasty. His last text said: ‘You’re more stupid than I thought you were.’ And he was right.
I made a very stupid mistake when I first started internet dating. It was a really stupid thing to do, so now I’m much more careful.
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.
After all, it gets awfully lonely waiting around for "the one." Perhaps you've decided that what you need at this point in your life is someone to talk to and laugh with — someone with whom you can share the sheets, but not the tax refund.