Starting over: Adam's online search for sixth wife
AFTER spending almost 18 months coming to terms with the death of his fifth wife, Adam* decided he needed to get himself back into the dating scene.
He noticed a surfing friend of his always seemed to have a different girlfriend.
"I asked him, where the bloody hell do you meet these girls?" Adam said.
"He then told me about this website.
"You see, I don't drink so I don't go to clubs, so I got onto it."
Adam was 59 at the time and knew he wanted to spend his life with a companion, and maybe even fall in love again.
"The only reason you are on these sites is because you are looking for a partner," Adam admitted.
He registered with RSVP.com, chose a current photo of himself and used the site's template to complete his personal details.
Adam had three dates, but none of them were compatible.
Then he met Shirley* in October 2004. They were married in May the following year and have lived a happy life for 11 years.
Adam, 72, said he really doesn't know where someone of his age can meet single people other than online or at a local club, and if you aren't a drinker, he recommends a club isn't the best place to be.
(* Names have been changed)