One of the great things about dating in your 40s is that - having experienced so much of life, and learnt so much about yourself - you are more discerning in knowing what to look for in a partner. Every new member takes our unique personality test so we get a good sense of who you are - it takes a little time, but in the long-run could easily find you the like-minded love you crave!Another great advantage to signing up for Elite Singles is our handy dating app, available for both i OS and Android.

Whether they're still young or all grown up, being a single parent is much more common when you're dating in your 40s.

It's only natural to fear that your children won't like your new partner, or vice versa, but is there really anything to worry about?

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The main benefit is that you won't be barraged with 'crushes' from men with questionable (read: i There are no online profiles with this high-end dating service.

Since we know the majority of our members are busy professionals, with little time in their schedule to search for a meaningful relationship, our purpose-built app is designed to help you find love whenever you have the time to.

Imagine, you could find long-lasting love the next time you're heading into work on the morning train, in line at the market, or even waiting at the doctor's office!

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Their clients are all high-earning professionals (you'd have to be for the membership fees) and come from across the globe. There are a number of niche sites out there, because when it comes to love some people are rather particular in their requirements.

Long gone are the days where cheap thrills and short flings were enough to keep you happy and - as a professional, a parent or simply an all-round responsible adult - your love life has become more serious. Meeting and falling in love with a supportive, mature partner is a worthy priority in your life; the only problem is how to find them.

No wonder that an increasing amount of the over 40 dating scene is moving online, with between 4-5% more over 40s taking to dating sites and dating apps for the first time over the past couple of years.

Whether you're seeking love for the first time or are starting again, over 40 dating can feel daunting.