So perhaps the answer is to actively search for partners in your age range first and to exhaust all the possibilities before giving up and going for an older guy or woman.
Online dating can be great fun and searching is one of the best parts.
the new search system on the Buzz50 Dating site is very easy to use, fun and intuitive.
As well as putting you in control of who and what you are looking for it also then does give you suggestions as well.
I suspect that the answer to that is a resounding 'No' so why do we keep doing it? Free can be be good if you are really lucky but do you want to gamble with love, especially as it may be your last chance for it?