Over 50 xxx dating sites


08-Jun-2016 20:10

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.

According to a You Gov Survey last year, one in five relationships in the UK now start online, with UK singles contributing almost £3.4bn annually to the economy in their search for a partner.

With some 5.8m people over 45 living alone and some 1.7m women over 65 who are widowed in the UK, online dating for the over-50s has become big business.

His single mother asked him why he couldn't help her find her knight in shining armour, and so he literally went about it.

After stepping away from his digital agency and exploring business ideas which were both scalable and had a level of integrity, Matt tells me he started to explore the world of dating for the over 50s in a serious way.

Revenue gains averaged 3.5pc per year over the five-year period to reach bn (£1.25bn) in 2012, with consumers increasingly turning to the internet to meet prospective dates.

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.