More than 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus. That’s true whether you’re 16 or 56, but more than 40 percent don’t believe there is anyone “out there” to date.
On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.
More telling is that 40 something and 50 something daters also make up the fastest growing demographic of those seeking seeking a date online.
Amazingly, with a dating service like Perfect Match.com, nearly 65% of the singles who sign up are 30 somethings, 40 somethings or 50 somethings. There are several benefits of finding a date on the web.
Don't forget to RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on i Tunes. Keith has an old-fashioned view of dating, yet as a millennial living in New York City, he feels forced to use technology in the search for love. I ask guests on the podcast to share personal and often embarrassing stories. For the record, I always changed the names of the men I wrote about.
[Read More...]Meet Keith and listen as he tells us how his generation (and dating) isn’t what it used to be. It's from the blog 1yearofonlinedatingat50where I chronicled a fairly disastrous year of digital dating.Steer clear of these topics until you know each other better. Your 25-year-old may want to linger and go down the rabbit hole trying to figure it all out. Take care of yourself by initiating a conversation and sharing your needs and wants. This keeps you open to someone who might not be your type. Keep your body language open, play with your hair, smile, touch his arm.