It’s as though moving from the early 50s to the mid 50s is some kind of death-knell for a dating life.

I initiate contact with men in an age-range of about 3 years younger up to about 8 years older than myself.

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When I have emailed some of those guys, I never hear back.

I’m guessing they check out my profile, see my age, and probably read no further.

The Twitter user who began it all finally declared them both equally amazing. Hope replaces Dippy the diplodocus whose replica skeleton had graced the entrance hall since 1979.

The 20-year-old female blue whale had struggled for survival for a day after getting stuck on a sandbank near Wexford in 1891 before lifeboat pilot Edward Wickham killed it with an improvised harpoon.

The war of words escalated with each museum naming items that could defeat the other.

These included a Wellington boot, fire engines and 'The Book of the Great Sea-Dragons' by Thomas Hawkins. The Natural History Museum wrote: 'We've enjoyed our dance with our lovely neighbours next door.'While the Science Museum added: 'Us too. It's been fun but we're glad we're friends again with @NHM_London.'Earlier this year, the Natural History Museum unveiled its most impressive exhibit, Hope the blue whale.

The Twitter user who began it all finally declared them both equally amazing. It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.

I’ve noticed after my last birthday (I turned 54 in June) that the response I get on has dropped to almost nothing.

The potential matches that the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look at the age-range that those men desire, (usually 35-50) I often move past them, knowing I can’t compete with women in their desired range, even though many of those men are as much as 5-8 years older than me!

In other words, knowingly sends me matches that are probably not realistic for me to pursue.

Adult dating is a wide part of online dating emphasized on sexual chemistry between singles and couples.