Friday, December 18, 2015
Online Dating: Older Adults Are Picky (Research, Video 2:30)
Okay, let's get right down to it. Older women are at a disadvantage when it comes to online dating. Not only are there fewer men alive in their age group, many of the living ones want younger women. If you think this makes them desperate to marry whatever they can get, you don't know jack about older women. While they may still be open to the possibility of marriage, many cherish their lifestyles free of various responsibilities.
Are older dating adults more selective about whom they date than younger adults? They actually are, and their Internet dating profiles prove it. Research of online dating profiles for 100 older adults and 100 younger adults reveal that older adults and especially older women were more selective than younger adults when it came to the age, race, religion, income, and even height of a prospective dating partner. Surprisingly, older adults also don’t mind traveling substantially farther than younger adults to meet the loves of their lives. Sure, they want love, but they don’t want just anybody. Of course, the younger adults may have more options because they can get around more.
Pat Walsh, a widow who was in her 70’s, found her second chance at love at an online dating service. The website was having a special sale with no charge for three months. What luck! And along came Bill! Here’s their fantastic love story:
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