Silver surfer dating agency
“He said he was currently living in a hotel in Cumbria because he had to give vacant possession of his house which he had just sold and asked me to send a photograph of myself to him at the hotel. You need to be able to take rejection and to reject others.
“A few days later he rang again, said he had received the photo and had put it on his bedside table because I was just the sort of person he would like to date. I never felt like I was disliked, although it’s hard to accept that not everyone will fall in love with you. A number of men who, despite being no oil painting or Greek god, wanted only women at least 10 years younger than themselves.
WHEN silver surfers go online dating, hold on to the rails.
It could be a bumpy ride and you don’t know where it will lead. There are now over 1,400 sites in the UK and six million Brits visit a dating site each month – 40 per cent of them are over 55 and those aged 60-plus are the fastest growing part of the online dating population.
And you also have to remember this is fiction, not autobiography.” There is one drawback.The telephone conversations are okay, but when you actually come face to face, they look you up and down. Widowers sometimes have the picture of their idealised wife in the back of their vision and they may compare you with that idea unfavourably.Some divorced men may have split from nasty women so they tend to think you are lovely.” I asked Barbara about the sex. “You have to read the novel if you want to find out about the sex; and you also have to decide if this fiction relates to the real life of the author.The only bad experience I had was when a man called and said he was from Cumbria and going to move to the Oxford area, Witney, to a big house with a stable block that he hoped a family with a horse could use.Remember on my profile I put I was a vegetarian and respected animal rights.
A friend of mine tried it in her 60s and her friends said: “You’ll want to watch out, Barbara, or you’ll end up in somebody’s freezer.” Barbara Lorna Hudson, a retired lecturer of Oxford University and former psychiatric social worker and sex counsellor, has written a novel about her experiences called Timed Out. Barbara decided to join in: “Seeking love has no expiry date, or so they say... “I married early, divorced in my mid-20s and then threw myself into an academic career and social work. I judged what it would be like to be 60 with reference to my mother and her sister who were both old at 60. My aunt was a widow in her thirties and didn’t want to marry again, in fact she disapproved of it and said ‘I won’t let another person do that to me’.