Daily telegraph newspaper dating
“I was working in the City doing long hours, and like many professional females, didn’t have time to meet people.If I did, they were unlikely to share my outdoor sports obsession.
There are currently 33,000 people using Telegraph Dating and 20 per cent of those are expats and more than 65 per cent are university or college-educated.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.“Using the internet to 'get out there’ allows one to be more proactive,” says dating adviser Paula Rosdol.“A couple of friends had admitted to dallying with online dating and I thought I’d give it a go.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.“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.
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My friend Maria is a typical convert to online dating.
An intelligent, attractive and sociable woman in her early thirties, she initially thought dating websites were for losers.
When once it was considered to be the preserve of the desperate, the weird or the unfaithful, it is now a must-try for any single looking for a date.