THE OBSERVER - July 10 - A survey found 8 out of 10 women over 50 think they have become invisible to men. The average age at which we divorce is rising – 41 now for women and 43 for men – and the number of single parents is projected to rise to 1.9M over the next decade. Love for the single woman in her mid-40s and beyond has its own particular complications and sorrows. On dating sites men have the pick up and down the age range. Katie Sheppard, the director of relationships at Match.com, said online dating was now the second most common way couples met across the UK – behind being introduced by friends or family. Women also report losing friends because of the differences between single and attached lives. There are rewards, however, for remaining single, says Kate Grussing, the founder of the management consultancy firm Sapphire Partners, who believes single, childless women in their 40s and 50s have huge advantages at work.