Using different techniques, the blockers intercept the requests to create new browser windows and prevent them.
Most modern browsers include pop up blocking technology of some sort.
Count the increasing numbers of older women who want to date but are not interested in remarrying (the Pew points to a gender gap there), and you get a picture of seniors swarming the dating sites.
Still, while the headlines want us to believe that hundreds of thousands of seniors are happily engaged in online dating and finding our next partners via their profiles, would that it were that simple!
In particular I’d have you run the tools outlined in How do I remove PUPs, foistware, drive-bys, toolbars, and other annoying things I never wanted?
Many websites employ pop ups – additional browser windows that open up when you visit the site.
The true intentions (“trints”), which can range from “let’s talk” to “coffee” to “romance” to “hookup,” aren’t revealed unless there is a successful match.
But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.
These days my first recommendation when you run into unexpected history entries is to make sure your machine has no unexpected malware.If they reply in kind you know they are interested before you sign up.Luckily, absolutely free dating sites exist and they have a whole lot to offer.The online dating scene is a bit of a jungle, with people claiming to be who they aren’t (younger, mainly) and potential matches getting stuck in endless email conversations before ever meeting.But with promising new sites launching all the time, it’s becoming easier to navigate the landscape and find the right fit for you, whether you’re looking for companionship, a lifelong lover or a fun date for the weekend.