I am 67 years old. The odds are from 10 to 0 that any one guy, young or old, would pick me up for a date. It is a fact that men, young or old, would love to date younger, prettier women. If asked why? It just make them feel young again. What took most of my time in a dating website (I was in match.com and Seniorpeople meet.com) is reading the profiles of all the members and joining the forums or chat room. It broadens my horizon about understanding humanity, and as a self-published book author, I found this experience as enriching to my career. In all honesty, I do not wish to have a relationship again. I am leaning towards helping out others or maybe as a counselor. Talking of weirdos, they abound in every dating website. Some group in Nigeria are using pictures of American male to scam the lady members for financial help. Most of the victims are women 55 years and older. If this happens to you, trace their IP addresses. (google how to trace an IP address.)Maybe CM is aware that online dating is not good for anyone older that 55. !. they are vulnerable to flatteries and 2. distance is a hindrance. I would advice those over 55 years old - find your man in you own parish or the neigboring parish within 5 miles radius.
I think it's a generality to say that those over 55 are "vulnerable to flatteries". I do believe that certain people of any age are vulnerable to that; that characteristic isn't limited to a certain age. Someone else would say that those over 55 are more jaded or on guard and therefore would doubt any good word said to them.