Dating apps are extremely popular, but for the 41 million single, divorced or widowed men and women in the USA over 50, apps targeted for their age can seem dull and boring. Charly Lester had this in mind when co-founding Lumen, the first ever app-only dating platform dedicated to the over-50s with 100% of profiles verified, an emphasis on quality conversations and zero tolerance for ageism.
The former Dating Editor at the Guardian, is on hand to talk about the app that achieved 1 million downloads in only eight months, as well as tips for using it to find what you are looking for and how dating and meeting new people can still be fun, exciting and an adventure in your later years.
Charly is the Co-Founder and CMO of Lumen. Previously she was Dating Editor at the Guardian, Global Head of Dating at Time Out, and CEO and Founder of The Dating Awards. Charly was a guest judge on the final of the Apprentice in 2015, and has appeared on numerous TV shows and radio stations representing the dating industry, including regular appearances on Woman’s Hour and an interview on Newsnight.