Anyone who watched this week’s episode of “The Apprentice” and who has tried to meet someone through an agency, will have been amused at the candidates’ (mostly in their 20’s) bungling attempts to set up an online dating website. One of the groups decided to target the ‘50 plus’ group. After interviewing a small collection of more mature people the group concluded that people of that age would find it very difficult to meet potential partners The promotional film that they made was cringeworthy in the extreme with frail, elderly looking people and all the women wearing lilac. We have people of all ages on our books. Many of our members are well over 50. They do not feel frail and elderly. Most of them lead busy and active lives. Activities include running marathons, sailing and adventure holidays. We are frequently amazed at how young many of our over 50 members look.
We have had a couple of months with some lovely success stories with people who have met their ideal partner and now cancelled their membership. One couple in their 60's have decided that they were made for each other and blissfully happy and we have had news of another couple who met several years ago [...]