Carol, East Sussex
I am a 50-year-old widow, ex-stewardess, considered not to look my age and have tried singles clubs, agencies and ads in the personal column. I paid pounds 160 to an agency and was told because of my age it would be very difficult to place me. Nevertheless she took my money and 18 months later I still haven't had six introductions, which was the agreement. I decided to place a newspaper ad and I have been amazed at the response. It is much better and has proved to me that not all men are after younger women. There are a lot of them out there who, like me, hate the singles social scene.