Australian dating website RSVP claims that adults aged 50-plus make up 22% of its membership and the oldest registered member is 91 years old.In terms of how big this phenomenon is becoming, a 2011 worldwide survey of 25,000 married or cohabiting people found that 37% of those aged 60 years-plus had met their partners through the internet.The Conversation UK receives funding from Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence, as well as sixty five university members.
Whether it's a whisper down the line or a flutter of fingers on a keyboard, communications have always thrummed with romantic and sexual potential. recently commented, sex and love are the "killer apps" in cyberspace.
That means not just downloaded porn, but also psychological yearning and dreams of blissful union.
The French, appropriately enough, realised this pretty early.
It seems the objectification is hardly limited to dating websites, though, as comedy videos like "What kind of Asian are you? It goes the other way as well, with women of all races preferring white men, apart from black women who prefer black men.
Black men get low response rates when they contact other races.