After analyzing data from over two million of its active members, AYI found that at least half were aged 50 or over, thanks to a shift in societal attitudes and an increasing trend for older populations to use social media sites like Facebook as a launching pad to enter the online dating scene.“Older people are starting to catch on that online dating is not just for young people,” AYI data insight expert Josh Fischer explained to Alter Net. While entering the dating scene may seem daunting to people of any age who are newly unattached, according to global online dating app AYI.com, more and more older people are turning to online dating sites in a bid to find romance again."It’s not a taboo subject anymore the way it once was.Rather, it’s an incredibly effective and easy tool for eliminating loneliness,” he said.What if the decision to try over 50 dating could be the start of something amazing?For those who grew up with school books rather than i Pads and dinner dances instead of Facebook, the idea of entrusting the internet with one’s love life might sound silly.It seems to me that lots of middle aged women get divorced and stay single. And, older men have interest but that isn’t really fair either. I would like to know your thoughts on the likelihood of 50 year old women finding a second life partner. It’s really funny that I would get this email from you, wondering about dating over 50. Because I’m turning 50 in 6 months, and I’m recently single again. I have had some issues while shopping for clothes in recent years, because all the clothing out there either seems too young or too old for me. again.” The slash between happiness and marriage clearly indicates that you equate happiness and marriage, and that’s something I definitely don’t do. I would ultimately like to be married again (I think) but anyone who reads this blog should know by now that I don’t feel marriage brings happiness unless you wait for the right person and/or the right time. I might just be feeling sorry for myself but it seems to me that a 50ish woman is somewhere in no-man’s land for a future relationship. So, I guess what I’m trying to say in response to your asking my thoughts on the likelihood of a 50 year old woman finding a second life partner is: I HAVE NO CLUE, I’ll let you know when I find out? Perhaps this same attitude applies when it comes to dating. I equate happiness with: children, family, career, fun and surrounding myself with people I love and enjoy, whether that involves romantic love or not. The last thing I will tell you to do is to slow down and don’t panic.
To put yourself at ease, it’s ok to focus on finding companionship, at least at first.It gives you access to a community of like-minded singles; it can bring love, companionship and romance and it all happens in a safe, supportive environment. Older dating can be very different from looking for love in your 20s or 30s.For most people, trying dating over 50 can be something of a juggling act, as you try and reconcile the idea of new love with memories of your past.Think of a date where someone can’t help mentioning their ex; however well- intentioned, it is going to seem that they are so hung up on the past that there’s no room for you. You may also find more honesty about the future; more acknowledgement that you may have a few decades behind you, but the decades ahead? Make the most of them and join Elite Singles today.
In contrast, a date with someone who is confident, positive and focused on Many mature singles who are returning to dating report feeling out of touch with the ‘rules’ of romance, or worry that it’s too late to find love again. I may be generalizing but do you see the same thing? If in your 40’s, it seems OK to me to date guys in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. Guys in their 30’s are definitely out, guys in the 40’s might work, but they might want women in their 30’s or 40’s, guys in their 50’s definitely want girls in their 30’s or 40’s, and guys in their 60’s are just too old. Being new at this, I’m going to go for just being my Gosh darn self and if someone wants to date me, great, and if they think I’m too old, then so be it.