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Online Dating has its Pitfalls

Beverly Mahone, author of the book, Whatever! A Baby Boomer's Journey Into Middle Age, says not everyone is giving a thumbs up to internet dating. In her latest podcast, Ms. Mahone interviews an Ohio woman who says all of her on-line experiences have been negative. “While there have been many success stories involving sites like match.com, babyboomerpeoplemeet.com and findlovehere.com”, says Ms. Mahone, “on-line dating doesn’t end happily-ever-after for everybody.”

This week’s 56-year-old guest tells Ms. Mahone the majority of men she met on-line were only interested in one thing---sex. She also says she met a number of men who were already married but looking for a chic on the side.

While researching the topic for her show, the baby boomer author and expert discovered over seven million people have used an on-line dating service and the numbers are rising rapidly among middle-aged adults.


Ms. Mahone says although she personally had good fortune with internet dating because that’s how she met her current husband, she also realizes it can have its drawbacks. “I was skeptical in the very beginning because there are a lot of kooks out there and you really never know who’s who.”

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