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19 Sep

The stigma once attached to online dating has gone.It's no longer a talking point if you meet The One in cyberspace.New services are popping up that specifically cater to this older market, such as Stitch, an app founded by Australian Andrew Dowling that targets those over 60.READ MORE: * Confessions of a 40-something Tinder user * 16 modern-day dating terms to know * Halal speed dating is 'the anti-Tinder' * Modern-day relationship rules to ignore * The ups and downs of mid-life dating "We have a small group of early stage adopters in New Zealand already, and we'd love to see more." Last month, 60-year-old Auckland teacher Jan Habgood made headlines around the world when her daughters set up a website to help her search for a partner.

"I think it's harmless, and it's safe, and for people in my age bracket, over 50, I think it's worthwhile." Joanna (not her real name) returned to New Zealand from a stint in London 10 years ago to find not a dating pool, but a dating puddle."I think it's a modern way to meet people," he says."Traditionally, you'd roll up to a bar, have a couple of drinks and take a chance."There, it seemed you'd meet a lot more eligible people in your age group.In Auckland I felt like there wasn't a lot of choice," she says. She mainly used Find Someone, and had some serious relationships, including one man with whom she had a child.Aged in their late 30s, 40s, 50s and older, those in this group have often survived the breakdown of marriages and long term relationships, they usually have children and/or demanding careers, have the complications that come with middle age – children, houses, demanding careers – and little desire to be hooking up in bars at midnight.Instead, these people are taking to Tinder, or creating their own websites, looking for love and long-term relationships.They're all looking for someone kind, down-to-earth, intelligent, with a good sense of humour.They all post photos with pets, on boats, with a drink, disguising their flaws and looking as hot as possible."I don't really like the thought of my mum on Tinder," says Hannah."Based on the people I know on Tinder, it is a little less serious, more 'lets hook up and have sex'." IN PRAISE OF TINDER Not so, says Hamish Aitcheson, a Tinder-using 57-year-old father of two.