New dating site for older people
Now she’s looking online for potential partners — and she’s got plenty of options.As the baby boomer population ages, more and more dating Web sites are focusing on retirees looking for love, and no wonder: About 30 percent of baby boomers are single. Paula Paulette is going to be 80 in April — and she’s online dating.And she’s not just looking for someone to eat ice cream and play bingo with.“The last thing I want is a [platonic] male companion, unless he’s gay,” says the vivacious senior.
Dating does not include listings for all dating sites.In April, Stitch.net, a Tinder-like dating app for the over-50 set, launched, and it’s set to debut a local New York section next month.Like Tinder, it shows users just one profile at a time, and it alerts them to profiles where a person they’ve liked has liked them back — so they’re less likely to reach out to someone and be met with silence. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess. Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors.