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Welcome to au - the over 50's mature dating site where genuine senior singles meet and form relationships.
In today's world it is not unusual for men and women to be single in their 40's or 50's.
Natalie Melton, a co-founder of The New Craftsmen, lives with her partner and two children I’ve never been very good with ageing, but turning 40 felt particularly poignant because I lost my best friend to leukaemia in 2011.
Here at au we have thousands of senior members just like you, who are looking for fun, friendship, romance and that special long term relationship."She looks like fun," I think, and so I press my thumb onto the screen and swipe her to the right, a gesture that passes for flirtation here in the peculiar world of Tinder, the mobile app responsible for "introducing" us.With that, the word liked flares up in green, a virtual stamp denoting my interest, and Michelle vanishes into the digitized ether as quickly as she first appeared. I contemplate this for about a second, then forget Michelle entirely, distracted now by Christine, the 36-year-old in a sequined evening gown who has taken Michelle's place. Certainly more age-appropriate, but she is 28 miles away and, more to the point, doesn't inspire the sort of fun thoughts Michelle did.Some may have never married, while others may be separated or divorced.It is a sad fact that divorce rates are rising all the time, so the older you are, the more likely you are to be looking for a new partner.Losing someone so young forces you to reflect on how brief life can be and how lucky we are to have reached such a milestone in good health.It’s made me appreciate everything, from my friends to my partner and my two daughters.Learn how to avoid the mistakes made by 90 percent of searchers and create a profile that captures your strong points and stands out from the crowd.Every word counts in your opener, including your user name. Your dating "handle" should be anonymous yet descriptive. You might want to zero in on an activity or interest, like I did with my online ID, Golf Nut.For our first date Rod rode a 300 mile round trip to watch me compete in a charity race.We have very high hopes for a long, happy future together.” “I first contacted Lisa after reading her profile; we started to message and agreed to meet in a local pub. She later met my family and was an instant hit with them all, my children loved her.As a member you can also use more advanced search options to find other singles by interest, age, location, or whether they have children or smoke.Every time you log into Mature-Dating's over 50 mature dating site you can see who has been looking at your profile and access your own au in-box, which contains all your sent and received winks and personal messages.One study of perceptions in cyberspace demonstrated that selective nicknames or handles influence the impressions others develop of the person using them. Or consider Happy Hiker, Nautical Gal, Outdoor Lover, Walking Woman, Line Dancer, History Buff, Birder Chick, Bridge Belle, or Hookedon Books.