When you think of online dating, you probably think it’s something of a young person’s game. After all, it’s young people who still make up the largest share of daters online, and they’re the ones who regularly feature in media coverage of online dating. Surely, they’d also be the most successful online?
Well, that’s not always the case. In fact, it’s the over 50s which are often the best online daters around.
It might sound unusual, but it’s really not. Here’s why we’re so successful online:
Our suitors are actually looking for relationships.
Whether you’re male or female, when you’re an over 50 dater your wants and desires change somewhat. Specifically, there’s a much higher percentage of us that are actually looking for something more serious than a little text-based flirting and a one evening encounter.
We want to share romantic meals, head on weekend trips abroad and do the things that couples actually do, with the spare cash to make it happen thanks to our decades of hard work.
The younger generation of daters are caught in the work cycle, attempting to navigate tough financial situations alongside dating, something which often puts commitment on the backburner.
There’s less pressure on us.
Remember the pressure you felt when you were dating as a younger person? Every date potentially could be the most important in your life. The future partner who helps you bring life into the world. A person who could, theoretically, help you afford a home. The most important decision you ever made.
Mature dating is much more relaxed. We’re rarely looking for somebody to help us bring kids into the world, and we’re much more financially independent. It means that, often, we’re happy just to go out on dates and meet new people. We can be free to explore options, without fear that time is running out on us.
More of us than ever are online.
Higher quality, more committed over 50s online is obviously a food thing, but it’s pointless if there aren’t enough single over 50s to go around.
Thankfully though, that’s not the case with the over 50 dating scene. With more over 50s than ever joining the online dating fun (potentially thanks to rising divorce rates), it’s clear that there’s a significant movement going on inside the mature dating world.
We’ve seen it ourselves with ballooning sign up numbers across the country, a testament to the fact that one in six over fifties have given online dating a go.
Signing up is free, and you can be meeting incredible, single people near you today. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you found the love you deserve.