One way to mention it to them: "I've thought about meeting new people online.
I'm ready to date and wondered if you could help me write my e Harmony profile.
Shortly thereafter, she received a "smile" from Skipper Rod, a now 49-year-old boater from Ocean Park, Wash.
He started on Match, moved on to e Harmony, and is now trying out as a place to find femmes.
The women he meets on Craigslist, he says, are more "adventurous" and "younger in spirit because they are there to begin with." Fearless, Not Foolish Allen advises single grandparents to get as much information about the people they're meeting as possible, including first and last names, home and cell phone numbers.
"Most are divorced, followed by the widowed, and a small percentage who never married," says Gail Laguna, vice president of corporate communications for Silver Singles' parent company, Spark Networks.
Over at Match.com, new membership numbers are skyrocketing in the 50-plus category — which shows a 300 percent jump from year 2000.
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