Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.
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They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.
The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.
She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.
It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …" Actually, online dating is not for the desperate.In fact, research shows that more than 40 million Americans (40 percent of all singles) use online dating services. Now she was all by herself in a house secluded at the end of a long gravel driveway. At first, she just tiptoed around the many dating sites, window-shopping in this peculiar new marketplace. It wasn't until the fall that Amy was ready to dive in. Later, when she puzzled over their relationship, she'd remember this. That had been a fateful move; it made everything easier for him. After the funeral, a grief counselor told her to make no sudden changes in her life for at least a year, and she followed that advice.It has become a very successful way to meet that someone special.