Australian dating website RSVP claims that adults aged 50-plus make up 22% of its membership and the oldest registered member is 91 years old.
In terms of how big this phenomenon is becoming, a 2011 worldwide survey of 25,000 married or cohabiting people found that 37% of those aged 60 years-plus had met their partners through the internet.
Seniors who are starting to date should arm themselves with revised expectations, an open mind, and a willingness to encounter a few rejections, then to go out and enjoy themselves.
Paula Paulette is going to be 80 in April — and she’s online dating.
University of Melbourne provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation AU.Victoria State Government provides funding as a strategic partner of The Conversation AU.Swinburne University of Technology provides funding as a member of The Conversation AU.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a Strategic Partner.more Older adults are the fastest-growing demographic on online dating websites, so much so that there has been a recent proliferation of sites catering specifically for the senior market, such as Dating Over60s, Senior Friend Finder and Senior Dating.