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Online dating

Sholay09Sholay09 Posts: 66Member Whisperer
edited December 2018 in Dating and relationships
Hello I am 20 nearly 21 years old and I am thinking about trying online dating again to find an older guy in the new year but something has put me off now from wanting to try online dating again like when someone said that dating sites should have a minimum age of 25 instead of 18 and ever since reading something like that it has made me feel quite paranoid and angry now that I think that everyone is saying things about young people who are aged 18-24 on dating sites or trying them when no one should be saying anything like that at all and also no one should be saying that dating sites should have a minimum age of 25 rather than 18 because 25 would be too high and also because at age 18 someone should be allowed to do everything they want and also make their own decisions and mistakes and no age restrictions should apply to people over 18 or 21 because they are adults now and that age restrictions should only apply to children and teenagers. I just want everyone to accept with everything like dating sites, being allowed to smoke, drink, watch or buy porn and many others having a minimum age of 18 or 21 because those are adult ages and they are not children.
S.York

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 6,791Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Sholay09
    Who said that dating sites should have an age limit?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Sholay09Sholay09 Posts: 66Member Whisperer
    It was just some person who I don't know Sam. It was just when that person said that dating sites should have a minimum age of 25.
    S.York
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 6,791Administrator Scope community team
    @Sholay09 unfortunately sometimes we hear opinions that are upsetting for us, I can only suggest you try and ignore it.  18-24 year olds are a thriving market within online dating and are as likely to be looking for love, fun or a relationship as anyone over 25!

    Good luck!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Sholay09Sholay09 Posts: 66Member Whisperer
    Ok thank you Sam for being helpful and I did read that a lot of people in the 18-24 age group like I am in the age group because I am now 20 nearly 21 in April are on dating sites looking for like a relationship like maybe a serious one usually I think.
    S.York
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 4,206Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    I wish you well with your search for love, everyone deserves to find happiness where ever they can. As an old geezer I know little about dating sites or any other social media, I am sure that you don't need me to tell you to keep your sensible head on
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • DanOApanDanOApan Posts: 8Member Listener
    I met my gf on dating site she's a wonderful lady, we now have a little boy and things are great but I think maybe I just got lucky !!

    Gl all
  • Panda70Panda70 Posts: 20Member Whisperer
    I met my fella whilst battling crohns in hospital, we are still together 9 years on  I'm from North of England and he is from down South and we hit it off straight away, good luck but also be careful x
  • Becky270Becky270 Posts: 5Member Listener
    Hi @Sholay09

    As long as you are careful and sensible, why not give online dating a go?! I'd recommend Bumble, which is where I met my partner. If you have a look at my blog website, there are articles where I talk about dating and disabilities. 
    https://headoverwheelsx.com

    Stay safe and good luck! 

    Becky
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