Boomers on line dating
Beverly Hills, Calif.-based blogger Treva Brandon Scharf, 51, said she met her husband on Facebook - “but could’ve easily have met on any of the dating websites— which we were on as well.” Northern California-based love and intimacy coach Michele Fabrega said she often points clients not to dating sites as such but to Meetup, a site where people can find others who share an interest such as hiking, touring a museum, maybe going to the theater.The advantage for her clients with Meetup, she elaborated, is that “they can follow their own interests and participate in activities that they enjoy or new activities they want to try." "The stakes are much lower than in a first date situation and they can meet others in a more relaxed setting and cultivate friendships and relationships over time," she added.Pew found that 15% of us have used dating sites and phone apps.But the numbers are much bigger for the young - 27% of young adults, ages 18 to 24, report they have used such tools. But here’s the show stopper: “The share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).” Do the math.
"In 20 we saw 81 percent and 314 percent growth in registration among the 55-64 group," Coffee Meets Bagel cofounder Dawoon Kang told NBC.
"By and large this age group is happier, more secure, and even feeling sexier than their younger counterparts.