I was born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Brisbane. I really enjoy life but last 2 years have been hell. I take 1 step at a time each day and keep walking forward in life. Im happy with who I am as a person and love life i have been kicked in the guts a few times in last few years but I' m picking myself up and trying again. Im not looking for a Relationship of any kind other than a friendly chat to take the boredom away I was madly in love but he cheated so obviously he was not. So if you want a friend to talk to or hang out on outings i'm the women for you. I love motorbikes had my own but a car accident finished that off for a few years but plan for the future is a harley davidson to be between my legs making me happy in life
My ideal partner would be independent within themselves, emotionally and financially as I am. You would be caring and honest and like to have a laugh! You would make me smile when you message and I would look forward to each time we see each other. We wouldn’t need to live in each other’s pockets but look forward to spending time together, hopefully having new experiences!
Online dating was a $2 billion per year industry, as of 2014, with an annual growth rate of 5%. The industry is dominated by a few large companies, such as EHarmony, Zoosk and InterActiveCorp, or IAC, which owns several brands including Match.com and OkCupid, and new entrants continue to emerge.[172] In 2019, Taimi, previously targeted to gay men, was re-introduced as a dating service for all LGBTQI+ people.
^ Elizabeth A. Armstrong; Laura Hamilton; Paula England (Summer 2010). "Is Hooking Up Bad For Young Women?". American Sociological Association. Retrieved 2010-12-13. Relationships are “greedy,” getting in the way of other things that young women want to be doing as adolescents and young adults, and they are often characterized by gender inequality—sometimes even violence.
Dating can happen for people in most age groups with the possible exception of young children. Teenagers and tweens have been described as dating; according to the CDC, three-quarters of eighth and ninth graders in the United States described themselves as "dating", although it is unclear what is exactly meant by this term.[183] A 2018 study in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence found that serious dating among teenagers can have negative affects on a teenager's mood. This is most likely due to the incomplete cognitive and emotional development of teenagers that cause a lack of ability to handle the challenging aspects of romantic relationships.[184][185]

My dog is important to my lifestyle. I like going to community events. Live music concerts. Singing in a community choir. The Australian bush. Cooking at home. Watching DVDs, Youtube, and Tedtalks. My favourite Seasons are Spring and Autumn. I am a Scrabble addict online and board game versions. Gardening and music is therapeutic for me.I enjoy Mentoring and Volunteering.I just love living life, and meeting new people.


One of the main purposes of dating is for two or more people to evaluate one another's suitability as a long term companion or spouse.[citation needed] Often physical characteristics, personality, financial status, and other aspects of the involved persons are judged and, as a result, feelings can be hurt and confidence shaken. Because of the uncertainty of the whole situation, the desire to be acceptable to the other person, and the possibility of rejection, dating can be very stressful for all parties involved. Some studies have shown that dating tends to be extremely difficult for people with social anxiety disorder.[22]
^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g Abigail Goldman (Winter 2010). "The Heart of the Matter: Online or off, couples still have to click". California Magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-28. New Berkeley research shows that online daters like each other more before they actually meet in person—it's that first face-to-face where things slide downhill, and average daters report disappointment across the board, let down on everything from looks to personality.
People of different sexes are not allowed to "mix freely" in public.[146] Since 1979, the state has become a religious autocracy, and imposes Islamic edicts on matters such as dating. Clerics run officially sanctioned internet dating agencies with strict rules.[146] Prospective couples can have three meetings: two with strict supervision inside the center, and the third being a "brief encounter on their own"; afterwards, they can either (1) choose to marry or (2) agree to never see each other again.[146] This has become the subject of a film by Iranian filmmaker Leila Lak.[146] Iran has a large population of young people with 70 percent of the 83-million population being under the age of thirty.[147] However, economic hardship discourages marriage, and divorce rates have increased in Tehran to around a quarter of marriages,[147] even though divorce is taboo.[147] While the Iranian government "condemns dating and relationships", it promotes marriage with (1) online courses (2) "courtship classes" where students can "earn a diploma" after sitting through weekly tests and "hundreds of hours of education" (3) "marriage diplomas" (4) matchmaking and arranged marriages.[147] Authorities push a conservative approach and shun unmarried romantic relationships and encourage "traditional match-making".[147] But young people have disobeyed the restrictions; one said "It is wiser to have different relationships" and believed in defying religious rules which suggest "short-term illegitimate relationships harm dignity."[147] Adultery can be punished by death.[147] While youths can flout selected restrictions, there are almost no instances in which unmarried people move in together.[147] There have been efforts to promote Sigheh (temporary marriage).[147]

It came down to my realization that the world could be over in a blink of an eye! Boom! Just like that. I have always being an optimist and a realist too. The coming of age of the deadly virus which in all sense is an invincible enemy has made me more than ever realize that one needs to love and be loved at least one more last time....Just in case doomsday has finally emerged. Having said all that, I would now be interested in sharing what makes me unique and the kind of life(love life) that I look forward to. My hobbies range from entertaining guests, kitchen has also got my attention, I am love walking down the beach and holding hands with my favorite person or simply with my dogs. I am an open book, relaxed, down to earth, laid back and straight to the point. I find joy in service to others in all and every way I could support humanity. Our moral compass is steadily going extinct. I feel like the world is spiraling out of control on a daily, with love and compassion sucked out. This is a time to love and extend the hand of love.

I am 172cm tall with curves. Have two children and 4 grandkids.I am very family oreintated and enjoy catching up with friends and family with a BBQ or going out for dinner. I am very down to earth and easy going. I enjoy social events and walking.Like most genres of music and live music is great. I do not smoke so I would prefer a non smoker. I would like to meet someone who wants me for me and honest and kind.I would like to meet my best friend,someone to share my life with
Music, all types, all the time. I will have it playing somewhere near by. I go trail walking with my Mr 4 always where not too many venture and sometimes spontaneous trips away camping is followed. Last minute hotel deals, faking it till I make it. Discovery and a little madness I love trying new things but lack the encouragement of someone to do them with.
A 2003 report in China Daily suggested that dating for most Chinese university women was "difficult", required work, stole time away from academic advancement, and placed women in a precarious position of having to balance personal success against traditional Chinese relationships.[77] Many women were reported to have high standards for men they sought, but also worried that their academic credentials could "scare away more traditional Chinese men."[77] It was reportedly difficult finding places to have privacy, since many dormitory rooms had eight or more pupils in one suite, while dating in restaurants tended to be expensive.[77] One student remarked: "American couples drink and dance together. But in China, we study together."[77]
Down to earth, funny a must, has to be independent,have passionate for life,Have confidence ,like to just cuddle on couch,looks are not a concern ,out going,kind,and caring nature,(no liars bullshiters or cheaters).Pensioners or worker ok,likes to beach walking and travel,a widow,likes children and have the Aussie bbqs,likes animals,animal lover,outdoors type
Computer dating systems of the later 20th century, especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s, before the rise of sophisticated phone and computer systems, gave customers forms that they filled out with important tolerances and preferences, which were "matched by computer" to determine "compatibility" of the two customers. The history of dating systems is closely tied to the history of technologies that support them, although a statistics-based dating service that used data from forms filled out by customers opened in Newark, New Jersey in 1941.[169]
During the interval before marriage, whether it is an arranged or a love marriage, private detectives have been hired to check up on a prospective bride or groom, or to verify claims about a potential spouse made in newspaper advertising, and there are reports that such snooping is increasing.[104] Detectives investigate former amorous relationships and can include fellow college students, former police officers skilled in investigations, and medical workers "with access to health records."[104]
The Pew study (see table) suggested the Internet was becoming increasingly prominent and accepted as a way to meet people for dates, although there were cautions about deception, the risk of violence,[39] and some concerns about stigmas.[39] The report suggested most people had positive experiences with online dating websites and felt they were excellent ways to meet more people.[39] The report also said that online daters tend to have more liberal social attitudes compared to the general population.[39]
In Britain, the term dating bears similarity to the American sense of the tentative exploratory part of a relationship. If two people are going out together, it may mean they're dating but that their relationship has advanced to a relatively long-standing and sexual boyfriend-girlfriend relationship although they're not cohabiting. Although Britons are familiar with the term dating, the rituals surrounding courtship are somewhat different from those commonly found in North America. Writer Kira Cochrane advises daters to "get out there and meet people" while noting a trend of temporary suspension of marriage until an individual reaches his or her thirties.[16] She sees a trend for developing new ways of meeting people.[16] In contrast, writer Bibi van der Zee found dating etiquette rules to be helpful, and found that supposedly liberated advice such as "just be yourself" to be the "most useless advice in history."[133] She expresses frustration following fruitless sexual relationships, and that her mid twenties saw dating relationships with partners who were less willing to return phone calls or display interest in long-term commitment. She felt "clueless and unwanted", she wrote, and found advice books such as The Rules helpful.[134] British writer Henry Castiglione signed up for a "weekend flirting course" and found the experience helpful; he was advised to talk to and smile at everyone he met.[135] Emailing back-and-forth, after meeting on a dating website, is one way to get to know people in Britain, and elsewhere.[35] In the UK, one estimate from 2009 is that 15 million people are single, and half of these are seeking a long-term relationship; three-quarters of them have not been in a relationship for more than 18 months.[136] In a twelve-month period, the average number of dates that a single person will have is four.[136] When dating, 43% of people google their dates ahead of time.[137] Almost five million Britons visited a dating website in the past twelve months.[136] A third admitting to lying on their profile.[136] A fifth of married individuals between 19 and 25 met their spouse online.[136] One poll in 2009 of 3,000 couples suggested that the average duration of their courtship period, between first meeting to the acceptance of a marriage proposal, was three years.[138] In 2017 Britain online dating fraud victim numbers at record high. According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, there were 3,889 victims of so-called romance fraud last year[139] who handed over a record £39m. Online dating safety in the UK is a concern for authorities and individuals.
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Hinge also tries to combat the difficulties posed by a tech-based experience. The impersonal feel of an app makes it far too easy to ghost whoever’s on the other end of the algorithm. To discourage this kind of behavior and to aid the forgetful, Hinge introduced an anti-ghosting feature. “Your Turn” reminds users to respond to messages they’ve left sitting in their inboxes. The developers also made an effort to consider life beyond the app. The “We Met” feature allows users to provide valuable feedback on actual dates they went on with their matches, which aids the algorithm for future pairings.
Hi ladies my name\\\'s Dave I\\\'m a 41 year old father of one beautiful 13 year old daughter who lives in Victoria and I\\\'m in regular contact with. I am getting to old for games and would absolutely love to find my one and only I\\\'m a very happy go lucky person I\\\'m hoping that my move to the gold coast was the right one for my/our future. I am currently out of work because of the stupid carona virus but normally I work in the welding industry and can\'t wait to get back to work. So I might as well spend my spare time trying to find Mrs RIGHT here in Queensland .
Computer dating systems of the later 20th century, especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s, before the rise of sophisticated phone and computer systems, gave customers forms that they filled out with important tolerances and preferences, which were "matched by computer" to determine "compatibility" of the two customers. The history of dating systems is closely tied to the history of technologies that support them, although a statistics-based dating service that used data from forms filled out by customers opened in Newark, New Jersey in 1941.[169]
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