Many haven't been on the dating scene for decades and, feeling lonely and vulnerable, turn to their nearest computer for help.What they find is a plethora of online dating sites that promise romance, true love and fun.I am 55 and fed up with these so called sites where you can always meet a woman.That 's until you disclose you are 55 that 's when you discover that all the older women want young guys and young girls don 't do it with older guys.By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer."The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.Please keep in mind that the men out-number the females by a factor of 10.
Anything that looks too good to be true probably is.
Online dating services are booming businesses, and the boomers who are joining them are doing so in big numbers.
People aged 50 and older represent 25 percent of membership on the popular dating site -- a 45 percent jump in the last five years, a spokesman said.
Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.
They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter.
"But I hung on and kept communicating because I wanted to see the end of the movie." The ending came as no surprise to experts on romance scams.