Some of us are lucky, we just stumble across the one we are going to share our lives with.But for others something more purposeful is required.Paul has many online girlfriends in Thailand mostly younger women although quite a few are middle aged.'I just like to chat and see photos, there are maybe three or four that I have got to know quite well and that is why I am going on my holiday to Thailand next year.
Two-thirds use a dating service once a month, with the remainder using them fortnightly or weekly or sometimes daily.
If you are in a bar or a club and you are going to approach someone, you’ll approach someone you’re attracted to. “People are fed up wasting time and money meeting unattractive people on the net.” The existing users are asked to rate photographs of those wanting to join as either “Yes, definitely”, “Hmm, yes OK”, “Hmm no, not really” or “No definitely not” and a decision is made based on the overall finding.
The website promises successful applicants “glamorous parties, a jet-set global network” and “potential contracts from top modelling agencies”.
What is not in doubt however, is that a dramatic shift in society all over the world means loneliness is an issue to be confronted.
A spate of surveys in western countries including America, Australia and the United Kingdom has consistently shown a figure of 9 to 10% of the population being acutely lonely.