If you are dating after the age of 50, rest assured that it is never too late to find love, especially with the new love data compiled in collaboration with “Woman’s Day” and OurTime.com, the most popular dating site for 50+ singles.
The Later in Love survey charted more than 1,000 singles over 50, 65% women and 35% men, revealing everything from sex drives to getting back in the dating game post-divorce with some of the surprising and not so surprising results noted below.
- Dating someone married: More than ¼, 26%, of singles confess they’d get involved with a married person if he or she were legally separated.
- More age, more sex? More than half, 54%, of singles claim that getting older has NOT affected their sex drive.
- Jumping back into the game: After a previous relationship ended, 40% of singles were back in the dating game in less than a year.
- No job, a big deal breaker: Nearly half of respondents say no steady source of income is the biggest deal breaker.
- Sexting: A surprising 15% of respondents admit to sexting, sending text messages with sexual content like provocative words and pictures.
Dr. Terri Orbuch, OurTime.com Relationship Expert, took the time to answer a few online dating questions along with offer a little advice for those over 50s starting out in the dating world again.
EX: What is the biggest tip you can give to the newly single over 50 person, looking to find love on the web?
Dr. Terri Orbuch: The biggest tip I would give newly single person over 50 is to stay optimistic and positive. People are attracted to others who are positive, it motivates us to move forward, and my long-term study found that those who are positive were significantly more likely to FIND new love.
EX: I have always found the feelings people form over the Internet, without actually meeting in person, to be fascinating. I am baffled how such strong feelings can be formed without “really knowing” the person they are corresponding with via Facebook Message, text or an online dating site. What are your thoughts on this?
Dr. Terri Orbuch: Online dating has become one of the most prevalent ways to meet a potential partner, as 1 in 5 relationships start online. We often say the term online dating can be misleading, as people are not necessarily dating online. The relationship just starts there. At OurTime, we look to make meaningful, initial connections online, which ideally turn into an in-person meeting and ultimately, a relationship.
To read more of the Later in Love survey, visit “Woman’s Day” and if you are a 50+single looking for love, check out OurTime.com, the most popular dating site for the over 50 crowd.
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