Age certainly isn’t a barrier when it comes to finding love on the internet – at least not where 81 year old Wu Jieqin is concerned!
Jieqin is a retired Beijing art professor and he recently married Jiang Xiaohui, 58, after meeting her online and falling in love.
“The Internet doesn’t belong to the young alone,” he told the Beijing newspaper. He said he had been using the Internet since 1998.
“There are no rules against old people seeking love online.”
Oddly enough, before he was able to marry his new bride he had to overcome the objections of Jiang’s parents (aged 85 and 86) who feared he was too old to marry. Lucky for him the bride won them over!
“His voice is very youthful. Not like an 80-year-old,” Jiang told the paper. “He’s very romantic.”
Wu, lonely after divorcing a decade ago put a lonely hearts notice on a Chinese website last year and that’s how he came to find Jiang.
“As internet mates of his own age did not suit him, he set his sights on a woman in her forties or fifties,” the report said.
Wu said over 50 women responded positively to his ad, including prospects from the United States, Australia and the Ukraine. Wu met several, but things clicked only when with Jiang, a retired railway worker from southwest China’s Sichuan province.