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The most popular profiles of mature online daters are revealed 

Six of the most eligible singletons over fifty in the country have been unveiled.

The finalists were compiled from a long list of more than 250,000 mature singles who joined over 50s dating app Lumen since it launched last September. 

Among the popular group, who receive up to six times the number of visits than the average users, are a female model, a teacher who speaks three languages and a male yoga instructor.

All six singletons, who are aged between 50 and 60, receive 275 per cent more profiles views and 280 per cent more messages than the average user.

Analysing what made them more popular than other hopefuls, Charly Lester, Co-founder and CMO of Lumen, said: ‘All of our most eligible singles have full profiles with as much information as possible, so it’s likely that people feel more confident sparking up a conversation with them and identifying mutual interests upfront. 

‘As well as this, all of them have a range of photos on their profiles and we know that this also boosts performance and reduces the chance of any surprises.

‘Most importantly though, all of them are extremely honest in their profiles about their interests, hobbies and what they’re looking for. This means that they end up attracting people that are more compatible as a result, which then sparks deeper engagement.’

A look at the most desirable women over 50  

Angela Hodgson, 50

Angela Hodgson, 50, lives in Reading, where she works as an Admin and Customer Services Assistant. Following a 24-year-relationship, which ended 11 years ago, she is more confident than ever as is looking for ‘someone tall and handsome, with nice teeth’

Angela is 50 and lives in Reading, where she works as an Admin and Customer Services Assistant. 

She receives twice as many profile visits and four times as many messages compared to the average female. 

Following a 24-year-relationship, which ended 11 years ago, she is more confident than ever as is looking for ‘someone tall and handsome, with nice teeth’.

She says: ‘My type is tall, fairly good-looking, nice teeth and employed. I have been single for a while and I would love to find something long term. However, I won’t settle into something that isn’t right or suitable for my current lifestyle.’ 

Genevieve, 58 

Genevieve, 58, from Berkshire is a retired French & Spanish teacher who speaks three languages. She's looking for someone professional, sophisticated, and well spoken

Genevieve, 58, from Berkshire is a retired French & Spanish teacher who speaks three languages. She’s looking for someone professional, sophisticated, and well spoken

Genevieve is 58 and a retired French & Spanish teacher, and previously worked in the airline industry. 

She lives in Berkshire and receives three times more profile visits and messages compared to the average user. 

Genevieve is looking for someone professional, sophisticated, and well spoken. She loves art and culture and speaks three languages.

She says: ‘After an amicable divorce and a few relationships I am now looking to find somebody that shares similar interests to me such as dancing. 

‘I am not looking for a serious relationship but I am hopeful to meet somebody that is sophisticated, well educated and well presented. 

‘I speak three languages and I am a former French and Spanish teacher so it would be fantastic to meet a man also cultured but it’s not essential!’

Kamay Lau, 56

Kamay is a 56-year old model from London, who has received four and a half times the number of profile visits and three times the number of messages compared to the average woman. She would like to meet someone that is witty, kind and with 'a richness in their heart and soul'

Kamay is a 56-year old model from London, who has received four and a half times the number of profile visits and three times the number of messages compared to the average woman. She would like to meet someone that is witty, kind and with ‘a richness in their heart and soul’

Kamay is a 56-year old model from London, who has received four and a half times the number of profile visits and three times the number of messages compared to the average woman. 

Kamay married and divorced young and has had a few relationships since. 

She would like to meet someone that is witty, kind and with ‘a richness in their heart and soul’.

She says: ‘Kindness and fun is what I am looking for in the next person I date. I would like to meet someone that is witty, spiritual, easy on the eyes and with an interesting character – someone with richness in their heart and soul.’

A look at the most desirable men over 50 

Rob Smith, 60

Rob Smith, 60, from London, works in security and facilities and has never been married. He received six times as many profile views as the average user and is looking to find someone to enjoy experiences with.

Rob Smith, 60, from London, works in security and facilities and has never been married. He received six times as many profile views as the average user and is looking to find someone to enjoy experiences with.

Rob, from London, is 60 and works in security and facilities. He’s looking to find someone to enjoy experiences with. 

He has not been married before, has been single for a year, and is now looking for a genuine connection. 

He receives six times the number of profile views and three times the number of messages compared to the average male.

He says: ‘I’ve been single for a year now and have been on a few dating apps before Lumen. 

‘I’m looking to meet someone with a genuine connection and would rather get to know someone properly. I feel young so I’d like to meet someone who is on the same page.’ 

Antimo Pedata, 52

Italian-born Antimo Pedata, 52, is a yoga instructor from London who receives 2.3 more messages compared to the average male. He has three children from a marriage that ended a decade ago and is looking for a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a love of sports

Italian-born Antimo Pedata, 52, is a yoga instructor from London who receives 2.3 more messages compared to the average male. He has three children from a marriage that ended a decade ago and is looking for a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a love of sports

Antimo is 52 and a professional chef and yoga instructor from London, who was born in Italy. 

He has three children from a marriage that ended a decade ago and is looking for a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a love of sports. 

He receives three times the number of profile visits and 2.3 more messages compared to the average male.

He says: ‘I look for a woman with strong character and a nice smile and now I would like to meet a professional lady with a love for different sports. 

‘I am a yoga instructor and a chef and it would make me happy to meet someone to share those wonderful activities with.’ 

Joel Nathan, 50

Father-of-two Joel, from London, is 50 and a corporate catering entrepreneur who receives four times more profile visits than other male users and is looking for someone fun, loyal and family-orientated

Father-of-two Joel, from London, is 50 and a corporate catering entrepreneur who receives four times more profile visits than other male users and is looking for someone fun, loyal and family-orientated

Father Joel, 50, lives in London and is a corporate catering entrepreneur and has two young daughters.  

He receives four times more profile visits and eight times more messages than the average male.

He’s looking for someone fun, loyal and family orientated.

He says: ‘I have two young daughters, so I am looking for someone that is fun, loyal and family orientated. 

‘I am looking to date and see where it goes with the hope that there is a future together.’ 

All six singletons, who are aged between 50 and 60, receive 275 per cent more profiles views and 280 per cent more messages than the average user. Seen clockwise: Antimo, Angela, Joel, Genevieve, Rob, Kamay

All six singletons, who are aged between 50 and 60, receive 275 per cent more profiles views and 280 per cent more messages than the average user. Seen clockwise: Antimo, Angela, Joel, Genevieve, Rob, Kamay

Co-Founder of Lumen, Charly Lester, gives her top tips for online dating

1. Be honest

It’s important to be the best version of yourself, but not an aspirational one. 

If you aren’t honest about what you enjoy doing, then you won’t attract someone who resonates. 

If you say that you’re a gym junkie, but don’t actually enjoy the gym, then you’ll likely attract someone who isn’t compatible.

2. Use as many photos as you can

There’s lots of research that shows that the more photos you use, the better your chances are at getting a match. 

Including a range of photos helps your potential match get a better idea of what you look like and reduces the chances of any surprises when you do finally meet. 

It’s important to use recent photos, and avoid using filters – try using natural light instead, which is the most flattering light on everyone.

Ensure that the clothes you’re wearing in the photo still fit and that you still wear them – if not, then the photo is too old.

3. Keep friends out of pictures

Don’t include photos of other people in your profiles because the match might like the wrong person. 

Keep the focus on you, so it’s clear who you are.

4. Get a friend involved

If you’re unsure about your profile, try getting a friend to check that you’re giving an honest representation of yourself and that the photos you’re using look like you. 

Sometimes your friends can actually be more positive than you are, and can provide a new insight that you never thought of.

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