Another difference is that other dating sites make you subscribe to read and reply to messages, but on Spark! The average age of guests on any of our solo holidays tends to be between 35 and 65, though we accept people from 25 onwards with no upper limit.Just because you’re not with people of exactly the same age, it doesn’t mean you won’t be part of a group of like-minded individuals.By choosing one of our holidays and electing to travel on your own, you are already putting yourself in a group of people with a very definite shared interest, and that is the perfect way to form a new friendship.While the rates tend to be similar for men and women up to age 45, it seems that by the late 40s (the divorce rate peaks at age 48) the number of separated and divorced women outstrips their male counterparts.One explanation, she says, is the higher numbers of men who re-marry following divorce.
Later, you can explore the advantages of becoming a paid member, like the ability to read the dating diary entries that other members have chosen to make public, get to know people a bit better before you have to summon up the courage to actually talk to them, and even send and receive private messages from anyone who thinks they might fancy you as well.Rena Maycock (33) and her partner Feargal Harrington (29) from Kinsealy, Co Dublin, who were introduced by Feargal’s brother, set up Intro Matchmaking (intro.ie) in 2011 and have more than 1,000 members on their books. Still, many of us understand that with maturity comes a bit of grace, restraint and attention to detail that few of us had in our 20s, and not overly many of us had managed to scrape together even in our 40s!It was an amazing experience overall and the kick up the arse I needed to get back dating again,” he says.Old-fashioned matchmaking agencies such as Intro, Two’s Company, Top Match, Singlelista and the Cork-based Two Hearts Meet have all spotted the opportunity to provide introduction services to people who are either fed up or too busy to keep trying.
Hollywood has done a number on you alright; over 50, divorced — and devastated that the fairytale romance you’ve been waiting for hasn’t materialised.