Our site is a safe and friendly environment for busy creatives to make new friends.’ ‘There is an honesty which is often absent from traditional dating,’ she says.
‘The world, and our roles in it, have changed but we all still want to meet people with whom we have a connection, whether friendly or romantic.’ Suzie King, meanwhile, is enjoying a happy platonic partnership of a year’s standing with a 62-year-old former accountant which, she says, is every bit as fulfilling as her previous, more traditional, relationships.
When Suzanne Hartington, an attractive divorcee in her early 50s, placed her advert on an internet dating site, she knew exactly what she was looking for: someone roughly the same age to share her love of cooking and country walks.
But Suzanne, a paralegal from Devon, chose this particular dating site because she knew its male subscribers would meet her one essential dating criteria — that they, too, wanted a meaningful relationship forged on an entirely platonic basis.
Miraculously, given that I was the editor of a woman's fashion magazine, before meeting my husband in my early 40s (then a BBC journalist, he came to interview me; as soon as we got married, he gave up his job and started having sex with other women), I had only ever had three boyfriends, two of whom hadn't even liked me that much.
Liz Jones braves the snow in Times Square, New York, as she searches for Mr Right I think the reason I never met men was that I was either working, or sat at home, wishing they'd come to me, which, of course, they didn't.
And so, just before Christmas, I meet Mairead Molloy.We work for many women in this age group, some in the younger women wish to settle down with someone special and start a family, others already have children and wish to meet men who are accepting of this situation.Obviously in the slightly older age group we have female members with independent older children and those who have never had children.Born 1977 Height: 5′ 5″ Single no children Location: London Educated Privately/university Interests: travel, countryside, skiing, walking, swimming, Pilates, spectator sports, eating out, cooking, entertaining, the arts, theatre, galleries, friends, gardening Looking for: Age: up to late 40s Distance: Flexible Someone kind and honest, down to earth and who knows what they want in a relationship, but is also laid-back and well-balanced.Born 1980 Height: 5′ 9″ Single no children Location: Surrey State Educated/university Interests: formula1, theatre, opera, musicals, films, art, fine dining, cooking, friends, family, travel Looking for: Age: up to late 40s Distance: Open Someone whom she can respect; who is driven and ambitious, sporty and fairly outgoing as well as down to earth and would like to have a family.