“Years ago when people got to their fifties they'd start thinking it was pipe and slippers time," says Paula Hall from relationship counsellors Relate."But increasing longevity means people have more time up their sleeves now, and they're thinking more about what they really want to do with that time."notes that “over-50 is one of the biggest areas of divorce now,'' presumably as people realise ''they still have a lot of life, a long life to live.' Unlike previous generations who ''did not have options,'' today's older dating population seem to have nothing but opportunity.As put by Claudia Dale, a 77 year old widow who is enjoying the thrills of online older dating, “dating is no longer the domain of the young.
With a third of our members aged 50+, Elite Singles can help you safely and easily find someone special. As people start living longer, healthier lives, it's only natural that middle-age stereotypes in Ireland are changing.
With that in mind, Elite Singles talked to various dating experts to discover the three things you need to know about older dating.
Looking for love online can lead to great long-term happiness, but for those who have been out of the dating pool for a while, taking the plunge can be a little daunting.
Lisa says ''now that online dating is so accepted, it is the standard way to really meet people.
Dating over 50 is just the same as dating at 20 when it comes to how people think about it.” She goes on to say “the best way for sure to meet people is online dating, because that is where you are going to find the most single people available all day, all night.” This is due to the fact that “there is no natural congregating place for people over 50 except online.That's why it is so vital to start looking in the right place.