Seniors embrace online dating sites

Seniors embrace online dating sites

Published 10:33 pm EST, Saturday, March 7, 2015

In a complete lot of means, Carmela DeVito has discovered that dating at 57 is comparable to dating inside her teenagers or 20s.

“the stuff that is same on,” said the Milford resident. “They inform you they will call, plus they do not phone.”

But there is one way that is notable that your dating scene changed since DeVito’s youth — through the online. In accordance with a 2013 research because of the Pew Research Center, 11 per cent of United states grownups — and 38 per cent of these who have been solitary and seeking for a partner — stated they utilized online online dating sites or mobile dating apps, such as for instance Match.com, eHarmony or OKCupid.

Although the research revealed more youthful everyone was very likely to utilize the internet sites, those approaching their senior years are scarcely strangers to your internet. Scientists discovered that 6 per cent of these 55 to 64, and 3 per cent of the 65 and older, utilized online internet dating sites.

There are also internet web sites geared particularly towards the over-50 audience, including OurTime.com, and a site run by the AARP. There is a brand new site called Stitch.net (which recently expanded into Fairfield County) that compares itself into the dating website Tinder — favored by more youthful people as a place where one is almost certainly going to find a laid-back date than real love. Continue reading “Seniors embrace online dating sites”