The 71-year-old media magnate recently took her search for companionship to the Internet in the most high profile way possible – by announcing she'd joined on the TODAY Show, and choosing two prospective dates who bravely agreed to appear on-air to meet her for the first time.
“If anything, it’s going to make it easier for them,” she said.
“You’re really clear about what you want or don’t want.
“A few ladies,” Fleming said, “were less than honest in their presentation.” One woman listed her age as 72, but confessed in person that she was in fact 86.
Then he contacted a woman named Marky Thorsness in early 2012. She lived on a ranch outside of Durango, Colo., where she grew hay and gardened.
“Once you get to be older than dirt, you’re not going to bop off to the local gin mill,” Fleming said.
“And if you don’t happen to belong to some social group, religious or otherwise, and all your good friends have given up on introducing you to their friends, well, what the heck do you do?
If that’s a major concern, she advises recruiting adult children or friends to help write a profile and contact matches.
Assimos also believes that age can be an advantage in online dating.
Toward the end of their date, Joan, feeling nervous and confused, decided to take a chance. They urge their single friends to try online dating. “It’s so wonderful that I have to pinch myself to say, ‘Did this really happen?
’” ‘I kept saying no’ Nancy Depcik’s young girlfriends kept asking her to sign-up for online dating, and she kept saying no. “I always felt I would meet someone through what I considered the natural way.” It also didn’t help that Depcik, 63, went through a traumatic breakup five years prior in which she ultimately lost the house and business she shared with her ex. Depcik was resigned to being alone until she attended a wedding where watching happy, dancing couples left her feeling depressed.
” Fleming, who had been married twice but single since 1998, decided to create a profile on several years ago.