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The 50-plus generation find there are still many of the same stigmas associated with meeting people online as there are for younger generations. These are the same questions going through first dates' heads, no matter their age.
Most people want to find a friend or a life partner, and to meet the dates who may fulfill this desire, many 50-somethings, about 80 percent in fact, do it the old-fashioned way — through friends or family. Dating after 40 or 50 means taking control of your love life, just like you do the rest of your life. Baggage bonding is when an early date shifts into deep conversation about some baggage you have in common. You start comparing your horrific ex-spouses or your crazy awful dates. Men know who and what they want, often better than we do. The last thing you want at 55 is to wake up in the morning with flashbacks to your days as a 20-something, right? His manners, his shirt, his smile, the way he talks about his kids. If he walks away from the date having shared too much or hasn’t learned about you, then there won't be a second date.
One profile contains great photos and little information, while the other contains great info and vague photos. But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.We have hundreds of thousands of singles over 50 in our database, looking to meet people just like you.Just select either your nearest city or your region from the menu's below for a preview of our latest members near you.
And with Valentine’s day looming, you might be interested in finding a match soon. Just as there are better places in real life for the more mature crowd to find a match, there are also dating apps better suited for slightly older soul mate searchers. The site features an answer/question section, pictures (seemingly an unlimited amount of pictures), an About Me profile, and a desired match section.