With people living longer and America's active baby boomers reaching retirement age, more and more people are turning to online dating services to find (or replace) Mr. The most popular online dating sites among active older adults are the biggies like and e Harmony.com, which serve millions of people of all ages and thus have the biggest pool of potential mates. In May 2011, operator IAC launched Our Time.com, a site dedicated to the 50-plus crowd.
A quick example: Over the past two years, the number of singles older than 50 who joined one of the dating sites run by People Media -- the number one provider of targeted, online dating communities for singles seeking meaningful relationships -- skyrocketed 400 percent.
A recent survey of boomers from Del Webb, a builder of retirement communities, found that while the majority of boomer singles are interested in dating, only 11 percent want to get married.
And this Boomer generation is an active one, so sports and other activities that cost little or no money are always available to you.
Plus, never forget to ask for a "senior discount" at restaurants, movies or just about anywhere for anything.
Well may be at the local bowls club our senior citizens club or at you local library. I think we, the baby boomers, have less chance to met mister or miss right in the real world.
The friends we have are either married and, as I and many other single older men and women are finding out the hard way, we do not get so many invites for dinner any more. Come with an open and happy frame of mind and your chances of meeting someone special are automatically higher.
Baby Boomers on a fixed income can take advantage of these to enrich their lives.
Such activities might include: There are an endless number of activities in which Baby Boomers can participate for fun and exercise.
“We’ve both got partners but, even if I didn’t, I think it would be companionship I was after rather than sex...
and definitely not hot sex.” The four-part More4 show will also see Edwina dye her hair pink as she hits the stage with an aged punk rocker.
Davis recommends that 50-plus singles join one large, general site, such as or e Harmony, for sheer volume, plus one smaller niche site targeted to their age group.
Everything is pretty much the same in the dating game. Years ago we had romantic dinners and movies and a stroll on the park. We are still the same, we are just a bit older and I hope wiser.
Most people when talking about online dating tell you be careful.