QUOTE(Solari @ Jul 22 2009, 02:22 PM)
QUOTE(sarah123 @ Jul 22 2009, 02:17 PM)
Classic FM has started an online dating service.
As if there aren't enough newspapers and radio stations doing this already! This seems to be a recent phenomenon and it's almost as if they are implying that being part of a couple is the done thing, and that if you're not, you're some sort of socially/emotionally retarded leper!
I think it's more that many people do find it difficult to meet a partner with similar interests to their own. If you're happy being single, that's fine, but some are not!
Maybe in years gone by folk were content to wait for Mr or Miss Right to come along in time, but these days if someone wants something it has to be now, straightaway, today. I suspect most younger people still meet in the conventional way, but older ones seem to go for online dating as soon as they decide it's time to settle down.
A chap at our church was widowed about 10 years ago, stuck it for 18 months and then used a Christian online dating service to meet ladies of a similar age - he remarried within 3 years of being widowed and has so far been very happy with his new wife. Religion was the most important thing for him, but for some it may well be a shared passion for classical music.