The sky over Cologne was already turning dark blue that evening when Marianne Ziegler opened her laptop and began the search. The display is bright, hands with papery skin and age spots type in the password, then Ziegler clicks on the page that she hopes will bring her love again.

“Feierabend” is the name of the free portal. People, mostly over 60 years old, exchange ideas here in forums about beta blockers or the attitude to life after being widowed, can read articles about “Myths about shingles” or just click on profiles of other people in their area and see if there is something wrong maybe someone is there for you. Tingling in the stomach, having a little crush.

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