Senior Dating Facts: Dating After 50 Survey Results

Author: OurTime
Published: Saturday 11th February 2017
Summary: Results reveal sexual appetites, level of satisfaction, dating habits and preferences, and common misconceptions about 50+ singles.


OurTime, the largest dating community for singles aged 50 and over, released findings from its new survey, It's Still On: Dating After 50, which explores how this diverse, rapidly-growing singles group views love, dating and sex in today's modern dating landscape. The survey reveals their sexual appetites and level of satisfaction, dating habits and preferences, common misconceptions about 50+ singles, and their current outlook on life compared to when they were younger and single.

Contrary to popular belief, the survey finds that singles over 50 are very interested in being sexually active and social.

Key takeaways from the survey include:

"Singles over 50 are confident in many areas of their lives including finances, careers and friendships, but are not completely satisfied when it comes to their dating and sex lives -- so much so that many have not been on a date in over 5 years," says Dr. Robi Ludwig, relationship expert and author of Your Best Age is Now. "Still, singles in midlife are primed to get back out there because they know who they are and what they want and have positive perspectives on life."

Additional key takeaways from the survey include:

Unlike People In Their 20s, 50+ Singles Know What They Want

Singles over 50 know what they're looking for in life and in potential partners now more than ever

For more detailed study findings on single Americans over 50 and their dating behavior, needs and trends, and dating site and app usage, visit the OurTime Blog and follow the social conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Methodology

OurTime and Research Now conducted an online survey of 2,000 singles not currently in a relationship in November 2016. There were 1,000 21 to 49 year old respondents and 1,000 over 50 single respondents.

OurTime is the largest dating community for singles aged 50 plus, one of the fastest-growing demographics in the market. OurTime provides a premier experience tailored to celebrate the unique needs of those over 50, helping them to easily connect with like-minded singles. More than two million members have joined OurTime in the last year, and thousands of singles credit the site with introducing them to someone special.


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