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My phone was flooded with hundreds of men who matched my criteria — aged 40 to 55 and all within a 60-mile range. By the end of the first hour, I had swiped right — or approved — about 50 possibles who I liked the look of.
A few hours later, I got my first match — one of the men had liked me back.
To deter time-wasters, I tried to be as specific about what I was looking for in a man as possible: someone with a good sense of humour who would share my love of Eighties music.
As a more mature woman, I also made it plain I didn’t appreciate being called ‘babe’, ‘sweetie’, ‘princess’, ‘my lovely’, ‘cutie’, or ‘hun’ and that I was not in the market for one-night stands. It felt like going shopping with no limit on my card.
Her husband of 24 years, the father of her three children, had come home from work and announced he didn’t love her any more and wanted to leave. Their sex life was hardly the firework display of their 20s, and sometimes she’d look over at this snoring, paunchy, greying man on the other side of the bed and wonder: ‘Is this it?In fact, she’d be the first to warn any married woman secretly thinking the grass might be greener on the other side to stay firmly where she is.Claire says: ‘I’d hoped to meet some decent men in their 50s, someone with whom I could enjoy a conversation or a meal out.‘But it was horrendous and I’ve found that it’s zapped my confidence and made me feel a lot more anxious about the future.‘I’ve been shocked by the number of men who think it’s acceptable to send you pictures of their private parts.‘One man started sending me lewd messages, asking me what I’d like sexually.But with my 50s approaching, I’m at an age when I’d like someone to cuddle up to at the end of the day.
I made a profile by downloading the app to my phone and linking it to my Facebook account, then I chose some flattering pictures of myself.Mike, a 49-year-old mechanic, cut straight to the chase. I quickly ducked below the window and turned off my phone.