At first, it felt like shopping and I would feel rejected when 'Dan from Twickenham’ said he wasn’t interested. I’m currently single, but the experience has been overwhelmingly positive.” Internet dating makes sense for those leading busy lives or for those who don’t regularly meet new or suitable people within their existing social network.It can also be an attractive proposition for people re-entering the dating arena after the breakdown of a long-term relationship, or after a divorce, because it allows them to be clear about what they are looking for.” Because of the distance between them, Andy and Tigger had to get to know each other through email, phone and Skype.It was a month before they were able to meet in person.That’s why Telegraph Dating still runs its service in Friday’s paper and in Seven magazine on a Sunday.Kevin Pearson, 61, who runs his own bathroom company, met Inge Edwards, a 63 year-old-language teacher, eight years ago through the classifieds.
“The site’s affiliation to the Telegraph means that people join, expecting the service – and those who use it – to be of a certain standard.“One of the biggest concerns that users have about online dating- if they are new to the experience – is safety, security and whether the people they meet will be genuine.We go the extra mile, in terms of rigorous profile and photo checks, to ensure that the experience matches up to their expectations.” But despite the increased popularity of online dating, there are still plenty of people – particularly older readers – who prefer to read or respond to an advertisement in the paper.Both of them were divorcees looking for a new relationship.Kevin was on a train to Brighton to visit his daughter when he spotted Inge’s advert: “Cheerful, charming, attractive, many interests, looking for professional male with caring attitude and sense of humour.” Kevin phoned and left Inge a voice message and the following Sunday they were meeting in a country pub for a drink. “I knew I liked him as soon as I saw him approach me in the car park.
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