The senior population has steadily increased with each passing year.
For those who don’t have the option or simply don’t want to meet other singles through family and friends, here are the top five ways seniors are finding love in 2017 for those who are seeking friendship, intimacy or love: There’s one notable way in which the dating scene has changed since most seniors were last dating — the Internet.
Instead, it is important for older people to define new and authentic modes of intimacy and sexuality, so knowing where to find potential partners is important, and is, interestingly, more accessible than ever before for today’s aging population.
There were more than 40 million Americans over 65 in 2011, according to the U. Administration on Aging, an 18% increase from 2000.
Psychologists emphasize "verbal" intimacy, the sharing of our deepest fears, dreads, joys, and inner experiences as a great way to learn about the interior of our potential partners.
They also share 3 things, which must be present for true verbal intimacy to begin and flourish. Many adults, and especially men, are complete strangers to themselves.
The administration also reported the number of Americans age 45-64 rose by 33% from 2000-2011.
A large number of these Americans are single, with 55% of women and 28% men over 65 stating they were unmarried.
Genuine intimacy in human relationships requires dialogue, transparency, vulnerability, and reciprocity.
The verb "intimate" means "to state or make known".
An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical and/or emotional intimacy.