“It gave me more options than just sitting knitting in my mountain village,” said Carole, who’d moved to the Blue Mountains and knew hardly anyone. Smooth Matthew, the cad, is her first online date, and she can’t believe her luck.
After the heartbreaking bust-up with him, no-one can match up – not the pensioner who couldn’t afford a .30 biscuit but grabbed her hand under the table and put it on his penis on their first date; nor the bankrupted property developer who lived with his sister and was looking for a woman with a house and a car; nor Barry who didn’t resemble his photograph in any way…….
Not many mature-age men, it turns out, look like George Clooney.
Who would have thought in our 20s or 30s – when some of us were desperate and dateless – that the same feelings could return to plague us in our 50s, 60s and 70s?
The search for love and meaningful sex, for a partner with zing, can be more fraught the second or third time around. She’d been a sucker for bad marriages and had four divorces behind her by the time she launched herself into online dating at the age of 65.
Carole is not the first Australian to chronicle her experiences with online dating.
But her hilarious book Online Dating After 60 explodes a few myths about older women: that they’re sexless, for one.
If anything, you can’t help feeling sorry for some of the men.
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