Dating sites for 65
And while niche sites that cater to specific religions, interests and even food preferences can be enticing (like vegetarian-focused Veggie Date.com), experts say to always pair searching on those platforms with one that has broader appeal. Don’t disclose personal information, such as your home address, when first getting to know someone, and never share banking information or transfer money.
“The pool on those niche sites is always smaller,” says Hoffman. Terms such as “poly” (for polyamory or consensual non-monogamy) or “fwb” (for friend with benefits) can indicate the type of relationships people seek. Carla Vande Weerd, a University of South Florida professor and coauthor of a report that explored the online dating experiences of women 50 and older, recommends doing a video chat before meeting someone in person.
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Yet, those 50-plus are increasingly joining the scene.
One in five internet users ages 55 to 64 said they’ve used a dating app or service, according to a January 2018 poll from technology and research company Morning Consult. And the overall number of 55- to 64-year-olds who have dabbled in dating sites or mobile dating apps doubled to 12 percent in 2016 from 6 percent in 2013, according to the Pew Research Center.
This is a natural evolution, says dating coach Julie Spira, an expert for the 50-plus focused dating site Our Time.
Most people are already texting and checking social media on their phones, so “there’s no reason not to use an app to find love,” she says.
Our unbiased editorial decisions are the result of extensive research by our team of experts.With some dedication, it’s possible to become an in-demand dater.“Many of my clients who are over 50 are going on two to three dates a week,” says dating coach and Dates & Mates podcast host Damona Hoffman. For those who have been on the sidelines, much has changed since the 1995 launch of If you’re not comfortable with technology, learn the basics before trying online dating, says Tina Williams, a White Oak Library District outreach services manager who leads a monthly program called Dating Over 50 and teaches online dating classes for adults in her Illinois area.“You don’t want to come across as not responding well if it’s just a technology issue,” she says.