By doing so, we maintain a consistent age range dedicated specifically to mature members interested in meeting others online.
Older adults, however, look for companionship in a way that’s very different from their younger counterparts.Once you’re into your wisdom years your needs, desires and expectations are very different from what you’re looking for when you’re in your 20s.Let’s take a look at nine things you (probably) didn’t know about dating for older adults: It seems counter-intuitive to say that people characterized by one attribute — how old they are — don’t care as much about age when looking for a companion, but it’s true.On the other hand, the 75-year old woman who has had past back problems and likes to stay in with wine and movies might be a great match for that 65-year-old man. The hottest online dating app for young people today is Tinder, which proudly claims to be matching over 450 million love-seekers daily.Take a quick look at the Tinder user interface to the left.“Seniors aren’t the elderly babies that people stereotype,” she explains. ’ And if you’ve lost your spouse, it’s really hard to meet someone new.” Paulette finds Stitch especially appealing because it conducts extensive background checks — something she appreciates since she’s had bad experiences in the past with dishonest dudes online.“They’re real people with real pride, and it’s very hard to go up to someone and say, ‘Hi, I’m Lucy. “So many men on dating sites are married,” she says.“We don’t want to let any scam artist through the site,” she says.She also says one important feature of Stitch is that it allows people to search for romantic or nonromantic companionship.Once you get into your fifties and beyond, the actual number of your age becomes less and less significant.Far more important is what shape you are in, how healthy you are, what activities you can do. If you’re active and like going for long walks and playing golf, you’re going to be much more interested in the fit and energetic 82-year-old who can share your activities than the 65-year-old waiting on a hip replacement who can no longer walk long distances. The other stunning aspect of dating for young people is how much looks matter.