Sunday 25 February 2018

Single mature females who are seeking love second time around

Playing the dating game in Ireland is much harder for women of a certain age, writes Alison O'Riordan

Finding love has no age limit, and that includes love the second time around. As women reach their 40s and 50s, dating can be difficult, especially if a woman has lost a partner through death or if she has gone through a separation.

Single mature women in Ireland now outnumber men by three to one. This means that the Irish dating scene for women who are seeking a second chance at love is particularly fraught.

Cleo (not her real name) lost her beloved husband Mark to cancer in 1991. He was just 31. She was left with two daughters, one aged three and the other just 11 months.

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