Little people dating online
Now, there really are a lot of people in their 50s and 60s who want to find each other and quite a few in their 70s and a reasonable number even in their 80s." Nora Duncan, AARP state director, agreed that many older people are turning online to find love, but that carries certain risks."There has been an upswing in general in dating site scams," she said. It may be happening in older people a little bit more, because I guess they're a little more trusting." To help provide a safe place for seniors to meet, the AARP started its own dating site in 2012.There are even sites geared specifically to the over-50 crowd, including Our Time.com, and a site run by the AARP.There's also a new site called (which recently expanded into Fairfield County) that compares itself to the dating site Tinder -- popular with younger people as a place where one is more likely to find a casual date than true love.
With so many people unattached later in life, it's only natural that some of them would dip toes in the dating pool, said Dr.
But De Vito said the risks are worth if it helps her find someone she can enjoy spending time with. "I'm just better when I'm with someone." `A game-changer' There were more than 40 million Americans over 65 in 2011, according to the U. Administration on Aging, an 18 percent increase from 2000.
The administration also reported the number of Americans age 45 to 64 rose by 33 percent between 20.
Senior sites Here are some key facts from an AARP survey of 1,000 adults over 50 -- some of whom used online dating sites and some of whom didn't.
Of those who tried online dating:23 percent said they did it to meet a broad range of people20 percent said they liked that it was "no pressure"14 percent said they tried it because a friend suggested it13 percent said they had no time to meet people the traditional way48 percent were looking for a serious relationship26 percent were looking for friendship/companionship14 percent were interested in casual dating Women were more likely to be seeking friendship than men Of those who didn't try online dating:18 percent said it doesn't fit their lifestyle13 percent said they heard too may negative things about it12 percent said it was too risky to talk to strangers online Women were more likely than men to be worried about the safety of online dating Others are looking for a second chance at love, including De Vito, who is twice-widowed and has turned to sites such as Our Time and Match.