From DNA testing to personalized matchmaking, there's no shortage of services promising to help you find love — for a price.But for those of us looking to go a cheaper route, there's a solution: the internet.
Is it a case of looking for love in all of the wrong places, or just a few bad apples in an otherwise happy bushel?
Truth is, many boomers often reach their 50s and older and find themselves uncoupled, either through death or divorce; they don't know where to turn.
Online dating services are booming businesses, and the boomers who are joining them are doing so in big numbers.
People aged 50 and older represent 25 percent of membership on the popular dating site -- a 45 percent jump in the last five years, a spokesman said.
But can a formula determine whether two people will have a successful long-term relationship? According to market research company IBISWorld, the online dating industry made $153 million in Canada in 2014.