Everyone likes the outdoors, laughing, travelling, a glass of wine with their friends.They're all looking for someone kind, down-to-earth, intelligent, with a good sense of humour.

So, six months ago, the 46-year-old working mother of one started using Tinder.

Joanna prefers the app to websites, for the immediacy it provides, its modern, easy-to-use interface, the absence of long, involved descriptions.

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Named The Sea (as in, "plenty of fish in…"), the site was designed and written by her 27-year-old daughter Hannah, and looks more modern and vibrant than dating websites.

"I think it's harmless, and it's safe, and for people in my age bracket, over 50, I think it's worthwhile." Joanna (not her real name) returned to New Zealand from a stint in London 10 years ago to find not a dating pool, but a dating puddle.

"There, it seemed you'd meet a lot more eligible people in your age group."She's being the face of it for all these other people who are too scared to say, 'Yeah, I am 60, 65, and I can still meet someone'." Would she set up a profile for Jan on Tinder?"I don't really like the thought of my mum on Tinder," says Hannah."I also like the fact you're not seeing everybody that's seeing you.I hate that thing about online dating – notifications that say 'these people are looking at you.' I like that you match if they think the same thing, or if they like you." TYPES TO AVOIDYou quickly learn the types to avoid, says Joanna: men whose photos feature a gun, a motorbike, or their ex-partner.Joanna would recommend the app, but cautions: "I would say keep your expectations kind of low."What's missing, she believes, is the chemistry that takes place when you meet someone sans screens.