Trust us, interesting singles over 50 are out there, and you don't have to put up with the stench of a seedy nightclub at 2 a.m. All it takes is the right mind-set and a little strategy.

• Bristlr: a dating app for bearded men and the women who love them Wiith co-founder Jeff Hodnett told Tech Cruch that he believed Meetup is “too rigid” for more natural, spontaneous get-togethers.

It’s here where the app’s likeness to Tinder becomes starkly apparent.

Youcef actually approved my coming along, and as I write this very sentence has just pinged me to say ‘hey’. A fresh dating app seems to spring up every month, and friendship platforms are following suit – today, the young, mobile generation appreciates the practicality and instantaneous nature of forming relationships by scrolling through pictures and sending a few messages.

With that in mind, Wiith already has a few similar models to compete with.

I reccommend Polly Platt's book "Love a la Francaise".

I ordered mine from and it goes into the whole history of what makes the French irresistable to some Americans in the area of "l'amour".

• The Tinderisation of modern life is on the rise I arranged a coffee meet-up for Saturday at 5.30pm, which after half an hour a guy called Harpal said he was coming to.

I also followed a man called Jeff, something that means Wiith will notify me when he creates an event, and told some bloke called Youcef I’d join him for a run on tomorrow at 9pm. It’s true that the current market for community-based dating and networking is becoming increasingly saturated.

If your tried-and-true methods of meeting singles are getting stale -- flirting at the gym, going to bars, shmoozing at the dog park -- perhaps it's time for a change of venue.

Right is always a challenge, and that challenge often becomes even harder when you're dating over 50.

They seemingly have no risk of their guys cheating on them and these guys are apparently not the type who prefer women of their own nationality.