Men are also finding love online through dating websites.
Men are also finding love online through dating websites. Razerbird

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)


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