Bring back Guardian Soulmates – my go-to for ‘invariably socialist’ online dating | Brief letters

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Before Lizzie Cernik puts everybody off online dating (Dating burnout: meet the people who ditched the apps – and found love offline, 18 January), let me suggest you reinstate Guardian Soulmates, which was by far the most reliable dating site. I met interesting and gracious men, who were invariably socialists too, which was always my top priority. I’m now 83 and in a loving and equal relationship. I was lucky to be able to use Soulmates.
Jude McGowan
London

• One morning, in the 1980s, I phoned BT directory enquiries and asked the operator if she knew a recipe for bread sauce, as I was cooking a Christmas lunch for the first time (Letters, 16 January). She kindly helped me out, and later that evening phoned me back to ask how it went.
Colin Davies
London

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