Psychologist and Relationships Coach Sam Owen sums up the senior dating situation thusly: ‘'You are far from alone: being single in your 50s is increasingly common – so don’t beat yourself up about it or feel despondent.
That said, while it is one thing to know that there are other ‘silver singles’ out there, finding them is quite another!
After all, not everybody has other senior singles in their work or friendship circles and meeting someone socially can be tricky at best (it's not always easy to surreptitiously check for a wedding ring! Yet there is one place where you can reliably find others who are interested in mature dating – and that's the internet.Senior dating is the fastest growing subsection of online dating.¹ It’s easy to see why: dating sites like Elite Singles offer a great opportunity to both lay out your own relationship hopes and to meet other senior singles who have a similar outlook.If you’re looking for Canadians on your wavelength; mature single men and women with whom you have a lot in common, then try Elite Singles today.In fact, with 1 in 6 Canadians aged 65 or over, and with 55-64 year olds outnumbering those aged 15-24 for the first time, the senior age group in Canada now includes a vast section of the population – many of whom are vibrant, interesting men and women who also happen to be looking for a second shot at love.
If you're among them, then perhaps it's time to count yourself lucky: you happen to be in very good company!We understand that deciding to take the plunge with ‘senior dating’ can be nerve-wracking.