Hadley Finch Comments on an ABC-TV report revealing that millions of singles over 50 use online dating sites to find love again.
This ABC News report reveals another new boomer trend–Millions of singles over 50 are using online dating sites to find love again, after divorce or death of a mate. Divorce rates have nearly doubled for boomers over 50. In the last three years, the number of boomers signing up on online dating sites has jumped 39 percent, according to Experian Hitwise, an Internet tracking firm.
Why the rise in boomer divorces?
According to Dr. Pepper Schwartz, the AARP love and relationship ambassador and chief relationship expert for a dating site, PerfectMatch.com, attributed the trend, in part, to independent women opting not to stay in mediocre marriages.
The reporter didn’t mention the cliche breakup scenario of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis who leaves his 50 year old wife for a 25 year old, because the reasons behind boomer divorces were not important. The news was that over 5 million newly-single boomers over 50 are seeking a second chance to find love, rather than be alone.
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It’s true that some men and women prefer to date a younger generation, so your photo and dating profile will come up in searches in that age range. It’s also true that many men and women prefer to date a contemporary with similar life experience and vision for the future.
The ABC video tells us how a 50ish divorcee and a 66 year old widower had met online, traveled to Philly for their first date and now they are happily engaged to be married next year. These later-life love stories happen all the time.
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