The Avenues team really enjoyed talking with DatingAdvice.com‘s Hayley Matthews’s about why dating has never been more exciting for the over 50s:
As the editor-in-chief of DatingAdvice.com, Hayley oversees content strategy, social media engagement, and media opportunities. When she’s not writing about cheese or her 19-year love affair with Leonardo DiCaprio, she’s listening to The Beatles, watching Harry Potter reruns (she’s a proud Slytherin!), or drinking IPAs.
A taste of the article:
Online dating can feel like entering dangerous foreign territory for singles who have never navigated dating websites and apps before. All those flashy features and strange profiles can be overwhelming, and a lot of working professionals don’t feel comfortable exposing their personal lives on a public platform.
Seniors are especially vulnerable to online scams because they often don’t know what warning signs to look out for and can be targeted by identity thieves or other criminals. In 2016, the BBC reported that online dating scams reached a record high and impacted over 3,889 victims in the UK. So you not only have to worry about someone stealing your heart on a dating site; you have to worry about someone stealing your hard-earned money.
Joining a dating site can be a risky business for seniors. Fortunately, there’s another avenue available. Avenues Dating is a trustworthy dating agency for UK singles of a certain age. A hands-on team of dating consultants arrange one-on-one meetings and organize private events for members who are looking for another shot at love.