“All he did was talk very inappropriately about his ex-girlfriend and said horrible things, like that she was stalking him,” she recalls. And I started looking at how I could leave.” Rogo explains verification means that anyone who signs up has to submit their first and last names and Social Security number.“We don’t want to let any scam artist through the site,” she says.Stitch co-founder Marcie Rogo, 29, says she first became aware of the need for a site for seniors when she worked at an assisted living facility in 2010.“Seniors aren’t the elderly babies that people stereotype,” she explains. ’ And if you’ve lost your spouse, it’s really hard to meet someone new.” Paulette finds Stitch especially appealing because it conducts extensive background checks — something she appreciates since she’s had bad experiences in the past with dishonest dudes online.Now she’s looking online for potential partners — and she’s got plenty of options.As the baby boomer population ages, more and more dating Web sites are focusing on retirees looking for love, and no wonder: About 30 percent of baby boomers are single.
There's one main thing to know about so called ''senior'' dating in Canada and that's the fact that those who are trying it are not as unusual or doddering as the ''senior'' term would suggest!“The last thing I want is a [platonic] male companion, unless he’s gay,” says the vivacious senior.“Do I want to have solo sex for the rest of my life? I would love to find another soulmate, or, at least, another man I have chemistry with.” Paulette was widowed at 70 after a very happy marriage of nearly 50 years.Unlike traditional senior dating sites, e Harmony only matches you with those individuals who are compatible with you.
Thousands of couples have shared their stories with us.“They’re real people with real pride, and it’s very hard to go up to someone and say, ‘Hi, I’m Lucy. “So many men on dating sites are married,” she says.