It is now considered an efficient, safe (as long as reasonable precautions are observed) and interesting way to narrow the field and meet potential partners.Its not just for the young, but its becoming popular with seniors. Interesting men are out in the world doing interesting things, not waiting patiently for you to appear in their lives.
In addition to eliminating Intimate Encounters entirely, they are also only going to allow members to messages singles who are 14 years their senior or junior.
One of theses features, Intimate Encounters (IE), was a subset of Plenty of Fish for those explicitly seeking sexual partners without having to shoulder the burden of a relationship.
To make a dating site work, the site must first have viable options for people to date.
I don't doubt Frind's altruistic intentions but it goes without saying that many advertisers, which are the bread and butter of their revenue stream, frown upon associating themselves with any shade of legal prostitution.
In the meantime, it looks like dirty old men will have to resort to finding their sexual partners the old-fashioned way -- on Craigslist.
Many women over 60 assume that older men are only interested in watching TV, drinking beer and playing sports.