You probably already know that Mila and I met in late November 2011 and that one of our first meetings was at the Birmingham German Christmas Market.
Christmas is a really busy time for online dating over 50 as senior singles start to realise that they don't want to be on their own over the holiday period, coupled with fond and hopefully loving memories of previous Christmases.
Being on your own when others are getting together and planning happy times can be a little sad but it doesn't need to be this way!
Many people use dating sites like our very own Buzz50 Dating at Buzz50uk to make new friends without the end goal of finding a permanent partner, but this can often be a welcome by-product!
Dating sites vary widely in their charges and in what they offer in return.
Click here to see a You Tube video about joining a dating site.
Reply: Mike Barrett 21st August 2017: Please do join as it is free to join and use in most areas so you can see if there are matches for you before taking out a subscription.
Comment: Peter Wilkes 22nd August 2017: Nothing is free!
I am probably one of the lucky ones as the people that I have met on dating sites have been great.
Comment: Jan 20th August 2017: I found Plenty Of Fish to be quite good but you are bombarded with adverts, some of which are for very tasteless dating sites!
Free it may be but you pay for 'freeness' in other ways!