After reading Dating Adventures of Alice, At 89 I wondered how older people would get on with dating, especially online. Well, turns out somebody had the same thought as me because there’s a new dating site on the web targeted specifically at older people.
My Lovely Parent is designed for the older, single person (and we’re talking 60s here) and is your average dating site. The twist is that their child/ren can sign them up, create their profile and forward on any potential matches to their parent. They can even go as far as set up the first date depending on how involved they want to get.
The site itself was “Thought up by two brothers, with a very lovely single mum in her 60s”. They say “the concept is simple: encourage your single parent to meet new people online.”
It’s understandable that their mum was a little concerned with her privacy:
‘And the “What would the neighbours think?” question? Well unless they’re on the site, probably not a lot. They’d never know. And hey, if they did have a profile then maybe it’s time to put down the mouse and say hello next door.
Best of all, a couple of days after sharing all this with my mum, she asked…
“Have you found my Prince Charming yet?”’
Thoughtful or just down-right odd? Would you partake in something similar on behalf of your parent? Or let them get on with it?