Sea of love dating website
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.
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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.
So, six months ago, the 46-year-old working mother of one started using Tinder.
Joanna prefers the app to websites, for the immediacy it provides, its modern, easy-to-use interface, the absence of long, involved descriptions.
While he's encountered plenty of people looking for a one night stand or just having a laugh, there are hundreds of Kiwis over 40-50 using Tinder to find romance.
Men who message her with a winking smile or open the conversation with "DTF? ") "I think I'm a bit discerning about that stuff – I pick a dick pretty quickly.
That's the good thing about Tinder in some ways; it's so immediate." she says.
"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.
"There, it seemed you'd meet a lot more eligible people in your age group.