With such a terrible track record, I started to realise that, if I couldn't meet someone when I was in my prime, how on earth was I going to meet someone now I'm 50?My friend Kerry, tired of my moaning, had told me about an upmarket dating agency that takes on only high-achieving rich people.'You need someone generous,' she said, my husband's name unspoken between us, 'with a bank account, not a piggy bank'.
Until now, I always thought people who resort to dating agencies must be a little desperate. I have never before even been set up by friends or been on a blind date.
But then I reached the first anniversary of my divorce and, much to my surprise, having sworn off men for life, I started to wonder, with the prospect of a great big yawning new year stretching ahead of me, whether there might be someone out there for me and, if so, how on earth am I going to find him?
The online dating sector has received a huge amount of bad publicity, with the BBC’s Panorama having highlighted all sorts of issues about dating online.
There has also been ongoing bad publicity in the heavyweight press such as the Financial Times and other national newspapers which has created lots of doubts and worries over the level of personal risk involved and also whether or not peoples highly personal and sensitive data and photographs are secure online.
If these doubts apply to you, Avenues have been providing an elite dating and personal introductions service to the over 50’s in Oxfordshire since 1997, so you can be assured we are a highly respected and well established name in dating.
Our service is a traditional personal matchmaking service, where all clients have been personally interviewed, ID checked and thoroughly vetted before we would accept them as members, so you can be very sure that who you are meeting is exactly who they say they are and our known to us.
We meet all our new clients face to face for a personal consultation and we check the ID of all our members so you can be sure that anyone we suggest as an introduction will also have been interviewed and ID checked first.
After all of the recent bad publicity around online dating on the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama, in the Financial Times Blog and other heavyweight national newspapers, it seems that a huge number of people are currently looking for a safer and more secure way of meeting, than the risks that are associated with online dating.
Set specific relationship criteria to ensure your deal-breakers are met, and let our smart profiling system introduce you to someone with whom you share genuine compatibility.