So if the internet has become too risky or too shallow and is now not for you, then we’d love to hear from you, to talk you through how Searchmate works and how we could help bring the right kind of quality partner into your life, safely, efficiently and with a minimum of fuss.
We have access to one of the largest databases of educated, attractive and professional calibre people in the whole of the Personal Introductions industry and people have been joining us in record numbers recently as they defect away from online dating.
Many have children or grandchildren living with them that they don’t tell you about until you meet them.
The idyllic cottage was monstrously untidy, littered with papers, dusty and dirty and he was fusty and not very clean either.
I couldn’t even face drinking a cup of coffee there, let alone anything else. At least 25 per cent of men who go onto these sites are married and wanting a fling rather than a serious relationship.
After all, this is probably the most important decision that you will ever have to make. Finding that perfect partner the Searchmate way means that you will always have a friendly face to talk things through with and an expert to guide you through the jungle that dating can sometimes become.
Over the last decade or so meeting new partners online has been very popular.
Henning Wiechers, who conducted the recent survey on behalf of Metaflake, the vast German online dating agency, claimed that when people are too old to go clubbing, they need to access a second marriage market — and that the internet provides the perfect forum. While online dating is certainly booming in popularity — the industry is worth £170 million in the UK, with nine million of us now logging on in the hope that we will find somebody, otherwise unreachable, who will be just right for us — my experiences should serve as something of a warning to others looking for love online.
After my partner died, I thought to myself: ‘Online dating is the modern way to go.’ I was pretty certain I would soon find my ideal person, somebody clever, witty, good-looking, successful, excellent company, open to new ideas, well-read and with a sense of purpose in life.At various points in our lives invariably we all need to find love and a perfect partner if we can, but we also know that is not always easy or straight forward.Meeting the right person can in fact be terribly hard if you set yourself exacting standards and don’t want to compromise on them.His internet profile said he lived in an idyllic cottage with a log fire and that he was positive, creative, practical and content, except for that special person in his life.He said he was a writer, so that was clearly, for me at least, a major plus.Once you are retired, widowed or divorced, it feels all but impossible.