To be fair, though, there’s a good chance your style muse is Joan Collins. Men in their 50s may not understand what constitutes a date Saturday night at the Legion with his crown green bowling mates, sitting in the corner sipping half a warm lager, anyone? Men in their 50s know what they like in the bedroom In other words, they are set in their ways. Maybe he had to come back from Thailand as he couldn’t get a permit to open a noodle bar with his ‘girlfriend’. Right up until that moment his 30-year-old daughter rings in the middle of dinner and he has to rush off to change her tyre.

Occasionally it can be awkward being a glasses-wearer.

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Charly, who founded The Dating Awards, claims that frames are still seen as a novelty feature which can leave people feeling insecure and ‘geeky’.

After all, we know there are plenty of short-sighted celebrities – but how many of them (particularly women) wear their frames in public? ‘I never used to like photos of myself with my glasses on and, when it came to dating, I’d never include photos of me in my glasses,’ says Charly. It took me a long time to embrace being a glasses-wearer, but when I did, I was surprised by how many people told me I look more attractive wearing them!

None of us are getting any younger but please, there has to be more than this.

Here’s 10 things no one tells you about dating in your 50s. Men in their 50s like to complain They like to moan about the price of coffee in Starbucks, the parking, the traffic, the weather they had to fight through to get to the date…

SPEX, set up by dating industry expert Charly Lester, is a dating site for single glasses-wearers and ‘those who find glasses-wearers attractive’.

That might sound like a niche sexual preference, but according to the site, over 50% of the UK population wear glasses.

The 63-year-old's sleek, fashion-forward sense of style is an inspiration for any age, and she proves that comfort with your personal style is the chicest thing of all.

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We have interest groups to meet like minded singles, free introduction messages, and many other features to find your match in Tyne and Wear.