Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors. Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.En español | In the old days, you most likely would meet Mr. Right in college, on the job, maybe in a bar or though family and friends.Today, people are increasingly getting together through online dating — especially if they're over 50.There were more than 40 million Americans over 65 in 2011, according to the U. Administration on Aging, an 18% increase from 2000.The administration also reported the number of Americans age 45-64 rose by 33% from 2000-2011.
They had six minutes to meet and greet their fellow seniors, all at least 65 years old, in the first senior speed dating event of its kind.
At the end of the event, the organizers collect the score sheets, look for mutual likes and when there's a match, forward contact information to both parties.
"We've been putting out the word for a few weeks now, and we have lots of ladies signed up," Phillips said.
Comfortably situated at table seven with a condensation-covered copper cup in hand, she was already well into her mindset for her happy hour engagement."It's an adventure," Hemming said. Kennedy was president when Hemming met her husband.
She lost her one-and-only years ago, and knowing he would want her to be happy, Hemming found herself at a series of events hosted by the Madison Senior Center centered on helping people make a match in their later years.
Various studies have found that older adults are the fastest growing segment of online-dating services. So if you're looking for love, this can be an ideal option.