Will I need my friend to ring half way through with an 'excuse' for me to leave promptly?

According to a You Gov Survey last year, one in five relationships in the UK now start online, with UK singles contributing almost £3.4bn annually to the economy in their search for a partner.

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What he found was that even though this is one of the fastest growing demographics of single people, most would never consider online dating without their child's encouragement.

Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess.

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When I have emailed some of those guys, I never hear back.

I’m guessing they check out my profile, see my age, and probably read no further.

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I’ve noticed after my last birthday (I turned 54 in June) that the response I get on has dropped to almost nothing.

Even if I am within their desired range, I still don’t get much of a response.

I assume the reason for this is they can get younger women to respond to them, so why would they go for me when they have a chance with the 45 year-old version of me?

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