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Current dating sites in newzeland

READ MORE: * Confessions of a 40-something Tinder user * 16 modern-day dating terms to know * Halal speed dating is 'the anti-Tinder' * Modern-day relationship rules to ignore * The ups and downs of mid-life dating "We have a small group of early stage adopters in New Zealand already, and we'd love to see more." Last month, 60-year-old Auckland teacher Jan Habgood made headlines around the world when her daughters set up a website to help her search for a partner.

Men are invited to fill out a form, and Jan and Hannah sort through the applicants together, contacting whoever Jan is interested in.

In the first week, Jan received 50 applicants from all over New Zealand, as well as Australia and the UK.

"I think it's harmless, and it's safe, and for people in my age bracket, over 50, I think it's worthwhile." Joanna (not her real name) returned to New Zealand from a stint in London 10 years ago to find not a dating pool, but a dating puddle.

"There, it seemed you'd meet a lot more eligible people in your age group.

"I think earlier on there was an idea of it as a hook-up-type site, but I think everybody sees it as not just a grubby site specifically for sexual liaisons.

Now, it's a little bit edgy but still credible in terms of meeting someone on it,." he says.

"Traditionally, you'd roll up to a bar, have a couple of drinks and take a chance.

With Tinder, you can glean a bit from their information and you meet them somewhere like a busy bar, so it's not too awkward or spooky." His most recent date was with a woman he'd connected with prior to his nine-month relationship.

"I also like the fact you're not seeing everybody that's seeing you.

I hate that thing about online dating – notifications that say 'these people are looking at you.' I like that you match if they think the same thing, or if they like you." TYPES TO AVOIDYou quickly learn the types to avoid, says Joanna: men whose photos feature a gun, a motorbike, or their ex-partner.

They all post photos with pets, on boats, with a drink, disguising their flaws and looking as hot as possible.