Speed dating for over sixties
Jan declined to be interviewed, but Hannah says her mum had tried online dating in the past and found it too arduous.
And while she'd never declared that she was lonely or wanted to find someone, Hannah sensed she'd like to be in a relationship.
New services are popping up that specifically cater to this older market, such as Stitch, an app founded by Australian Andrew Dowling that targets those over 60."She's being the face of it for all these other people who are too scared to say, 'Yeah, I am 60, 65, and I can still meet someone'." Would she set up a profile for Jan on Tinder?"I don't really like the thought of my mum on Tinder," says Hannah."I also like the fact you're not seeing everybody that's seeing you.I hate that thing about online dating – notifications that say 'these people are looking at you.' I like that you match if they think the same thing, or if they like you." TYPES TO AVOIDYou quickly learn the types to avoid, says Joanna: men whose photos feature a gun, a motorbike, or their ex-partner.