When you’re single and over 50, it can sometimes feel like you’re all alone out there. After all, anecdotally at least, it seems like you’re the only one who’s found themselves single. It might be because you’re divorced, widowed or maybe you simply never found the right person to settle down and get married with.
Well, the first thing you should know is that you’re far from alone. In fact, official government statistics suggest that 2016, there were over 5 million people aged between 50 and 74 who were either single, divorced, or widowed. That’s an awful lot of people out there without a partner, but more importantly for us are the numbers of people listed as ‘single’.
Why? Well, the numbers show that for every age group the numbers of single people continually decrease. What does that mean? Well, it means that people over fifty are finding love. The next question is, of course, how?
There are methods that we’re all familiar with; getting friends to set us up on dates, going to singles nights, hanging around bars, but over 50, those methods begin to feel a little childish, and maybe even a little embarrassing. After all, who wants to be hanging out alone in a pub on an evening, hoping to catch the eye of somebody?
Instead, more and senior singles are turning towards online dating as a way to meet new people.
Once regarded as little more than a curiosity, online dating has grown in both popularity and understanding to the point that today, it occupies a celebrated place in popular culture. Why? Well, it’s not only opened the dating doors for millions of people but today it’s almost impossible to not know somebody who found a meaningful relationship through it.
Though traditional methods of meeting people may, eventually, find you, love, for many of us, they’re just simply too slow. That’s why online dating appeals so much. You sign up, build your profile and before you know it, you’re in a world with more local over 50 singles than you could have ever imagined.
You can search by age, location, height, body features, sexual preferences, personality, star sign and so much more, helping you to cut right through to the people you’re interested in. From there, it’s a simple matter of finding somebody who catches your eye and making contact.
That kind of simplicity and directness simply can’t be found anywhere else in your life, and it’s obviously hugely appealing for over 50s, which is why we have over one million members! So, are you likely to find love over 50? You are with mature online dating!