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Men are invited to fill out a form, and Jan and Hannah sort through the applicants together, contacting whoever Jan is interested in.
In the first week, Jan received 50 applicants from all over New Zealand, as well as Australia and the UK.
Joanna would recommend the app, but cautions: "I would say keep your expectations kind of low."What's missing, she believes, is the chemistry that takes place when you meet someone sans screens.
"When you meet somebody in person, it's what makes you want to see that person again.
Where singles once struggled to get a date, apps such as Tinder make it possible to date a different person every night of the week. But there's another vast group of people using these apps who don't want such fleeting interactions.
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.
With Tinder, you can glean a bit from their information and you meet them somewhere like a busy bar, so it's not too awkward or spooky." His most recent date was with a woman he'd connected with prior to his nine-month relationship.
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.
Named The Sea (as in, "plenty of fish in…"), the site was designed and written by her 27-year-old daughter Hannah, and looks more modern and vibrant than dating websites.
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.
But the novelty wore off, and she began to feel like she wasn't going to find The One on there.