So much so, she turned the concept into a business.
Now, ten years on from launching Elite Introductions International in Australia, Gilbert dishes on everything she’s learned through her years of matching billionaires, Olympic athletes, fashion designers, media personalities, and CEOs, and the most important things to know about dating as an over 40.
“I can’t tell you, it’s such a thrill and to be with all these guys who have all got through, it’s wonderful.”In turn, viewers comforted the former magician’s assistant on Twitter, with one posting: “I feel so bad for Debbie thinking she isn't popular. #Strictly.”“Huge well done @thedebbiemcgee and @pernicegiovann1, quarter finalists!
Trying to find your “soul mate” in the virtual world is confusing.
Says Limal, “I couldn’t seem to meet anyone willing to prioritise starting a family and struggled with when to mention wanting kids any time I met someone new. “Then one day I read a profile from a 38-year-old who said she knew it was ‘really bad to admit’ but she wanted children.
And I just thought: ‘You shouldn’t be ashamed of this.'” 53% of registered members on Limal’s site are men, going totally against all general stereotypes and with testimonials from both sexes declaring “It’s so lovely to be able to say this out loud …” and “I finally dare to be honest about what I want.” Here’s the thing.
However, during tonight’s show, Debbie told Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman, 45, she’s been feeling “unpopular”.
“When we were standing there tonight, I thought, ‘We weren’t very popular last week so we could be in the dance off again’,” she explained.“To be here for the quarter-final, and Giovanni’s worked so hard with me and we’ve had a really tough week this week.