Research carried out by Ok Cupid, for example, found that men over the age of 55 sent more than half of their dating messages to women at least eight years their junior.This isn’t to say people should only date in their own age group. There are websites that have been specifically set up for this purpose, but I would approach them with caution and cynicism.Casual sex is only fun when it is safe — so don’t take any risks.
Some find it difficult to adjust to using condoms again.
So please make sure that you are safe and at 45, you still need to protect yourself from an unwanted pregnancy.
“I use Tinder on a daily basis to form both friendships and romantic relationships,” he says, adding that Tinder can even be used to develop ties with distant family members. “If people are using it to make friends they’re definitely lying to themselves.” Ó Sé, who signed up four months ago, calls the app vain and one-dimensional.
“You walk into a busy bar in Dublin, scan the room and make your judgment in the first 30 seconds of who you would like to approach,” he says.
It also says men tend to use the app more often, with a male to female ratio of 55/45.
Today 51 per cent of users are between the ages of 18 and 24, 32 per cent are between 25 and 34, and 8 per cent are between 35 and 44.
With Tinder and Bumble you simply upload your best photos, write a short profile, and start swiping — left to reject, or right to indicate interest.
Although it is not a universal truth, be aware that middle-aged men on dating websites are often looking for much younger women.
Signing up to Tinder and Bumble is incredibly simple.