“I just want everybody to know that, because I want other women in a similar situation to mine to realize that it can be done," she said.For single seniors who want to make like Martha and try their luck online, there are plenty of options: In fact e Harmony says that demographic is one of its fastest growing segments.Our Time.com, owned by Match.com, is a site for singles over 50, and AARP even has its own matching service, powered by the dating company How About We.

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If that’s a major concern, she advises recruiting adult children or friends to help write a profile and contact matches.

Assimos also believes that age can be an advantage in online dating.

“If anything, it’s going to make it easier for them,” she said.

“You’re really clear about what you want or don’t want.

But for older singles who weren’t raised in front of a computer or are accustomed to a more traditional courtship, looking for love on the Internet may seem downright scary.

Those afraid of taking the plunge might look to Martha Stewart for inspiration.

The 71-year-old media magnate recently took her search for companionship to the Internet in the most high profile way possible – by announcing she'd joined on the TODAY Show, and choosing two prospective dates who bravely agreed to appear on-air to meet her for the first time.

Stewart thinks sharing her online dating experience publicly is important.

It’s only a benefit to have that experience under your belt.” ‘Love at first sight’ That’s exactly how Joan and Richard Madouse felt about finding each other on Our in 2008.

Joan, 70, and Richard, 79, had been previously married for a total of 89 years.

Both had lost their spouses suddenly several years earlier.