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This meant he was left to pay for the whole trip, so he went on his own because it was too late to cancel.Both men and women seeking older partners on the internet report that meeting dates in the flesh usually means confronting a reality which falls far short of the attractive images cultivated online.Just ask loved-up Stella Ansell, 69, and her 72-year-old husband Peter.

The idyllic cottage was monstrously untidy, littered with papers, dusty and dirty and he was fusty and not very clean either.After my partner died, I thought to myself: ‘Online dating is the modern way to go.’ I was pretty certain I would soon find my ideal person, somebody clever, witty, good-looking, successful, excellent company, open to new ideas, well-read and with a sense of purpose in life.If I’m looking for him, he must be looking for me, I reasoned.— that they were ‘comfortable in their old jeans’, that they liked country walks and red wine. At 63 he had a teenage son, plus he was paying maintenance for two other children from an earlier relationship.We had nothing whatever in common, and I fled as soon as decently possible.

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