Many people would argue that such growth in over 50s dating is mainly due to the way present day communications are now instant, but you have to say that it’s also partly a result of changing, more liberal, social attitudes over the last few years.
There are a myriad of other reasons for this growth in over 50s dating and it’s worth to have a closer look at some of the key reasons that 50+ dating continues on a huge growth curve:
- in modern times, divorces, separations and many of the over 50s splitting up with their partners instead of doing everything they could to stay together, as they may have done in the past, are far more commonplace. As a result of changes in the social environment, the relationships of many 50+ people no longer seem to last a lifetime
- another important point is that people over 50 are, generally, living longer; changes in lifestyles and advanced cures and prevention of diseases means a longer life expectancy for most—with the result that there are far more 50+ daters around, including widowers and widows; plus divorcees or those who have ended long term relationships
- in addition, with easier travel, both nationally and internationally, most over 50s find it comfortable to move around better than ever before
Moving on, some questions which arise include: just where do these over 50s who need dating advice or who want to find others start?
Well, in the not so distant past, if someone over 50 was looking to date, he or she would probably have had to seek a suitable new partner in his/her neighborhood or town or city. The reality of this being that the chances of success would have been rather limited.
Fortunately, especially over the last 6-7 years, most over 50s people who are genuinely interested in dating can easily and quickly find and join a dedicated dating site via the internet and/or one of the extensive social media channels. The advantages are fairly obvious but include: instant access to a wide variety of other 50+ people wanting to date; the possibility to meet people from all over the country or from overseas; the useful ability to get dating advice especially for the over 50s; to comfortably find out the likes and dislikes of other over 50s who are members of the same dating site; and so on.
So, the combination of more over 50s looking to date and the instant availability of specialized dating sites, almost certainly means that this trend of more 50+ dating is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.