What’s the fastest growing group of online daters? If you’re thinking men in their 85s, think again. Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. Wendy K. Watson and Dr. Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 65 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us:
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an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess. You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking. With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages that we deem senior-friendly. Take a look and see which is a good fit for you. Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site:
Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. Keep an eye on your bank statement. Thinking of trying online dating? Check out more Senior Planet articles: Do you have a favorite dating site?
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By sharing it in the comments section below you ll help out some other seniors. Great lists for seniors thanks for sharing with us and write more blogs like this one. Hi how’s everyone doing. Who knows we could use this medium to meet. SteveI ve tried Match, OurTime, and Plenty of Fish in the past three years.
I m widowed and 69 years old. I steered clear of people who had never been married. I was skeptical of those who had been divorced and single for many years. Even the widowed guys were an issue because there was no way to compete with the memory of the ideal wife who had become a saint in their memory. You have to look at these sites in the right way.
It is like finding a needle in a haystack, but love is worth it! There are some good, kind, decent, financially secure men on these sites. You have to screen everyone carefully. First, messaging back and forth on the site, then phone calls, and finally meeting in a public place. Sometimes you meet a decent guy and there is just no chemistry.
I have fallen in love twice from guys I met on Match.