Dating at 70

None seemed to have any of the extra pounds that actually counted, namely money.

I read that they were ‘mortgage slaves’ — at 60 plus! Not only did he expect me to buy my own drinks — I’m old-fashioned enough to believe that a man should pay on the first date — but it turned out he had huge baggage.

And I hate to say it, but men are always keener to meet women younger than them, rather than sophisticated women from their own generation.

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Once you are retired, widowed or divorced, it feels all but impossible.

He said he was a writer, so that was clearly, for me at least, a major plus.

The idyllic cottage was monstrously untidy, littered with papers, dusty and dirty and he was fusty and not very clean either.

This meant he was left to pay for the whole trip, so he went on his own because it was too late to cancel.

Both men and women seeking older partners on the internet report that meeting dates in the flesh usually means confronting a reality which falls far short of the attractive images cultivated online.

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