Plus they tend to live alone, which means no queueing for the bathroom in the mornings while their weird flatmate is covering 90% of his body with Veet. You’ll actually use your landline To your average forty- or fiftysomething, Tinder is what you use to start fires. They might write you – gasp – an actual love letter.
Blissfully ignorant of this link at the time, I had been somewhat buoyed by a different set of statistics, which showed that the app wasn’t just a hit with the young, free and single, but the middle-aged as well.
But seriously, folks – single men of this vintage have masses going for them. If you wait around for him to make the first move you could be waiting a long, looong time. Flutter those eyelashes, open that second bottle of Jacob’s Creek, seductively nibble the leftover salad garnish on his plate.
Their duvet covers and pillowcases match (such sophistication, so romance), and their minds are unsullied by Redtube. In terms of how strong you should come on, think ‘Golf Sale’ sign.
So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.
Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.