Recent studies show that online matchmaking has a new demographic of users -- the 50 and older crowd! Thanks to the wonders of technology, online dating has provided a safe and effective segue for mature singles who are interested in returning to the dating game....by turning on their PC!
According to recent statistics provided by AARP, online dating is finally in favor of more mature members. An estimated two-thirds of adults between the ages of 50-64 currently use the Internet, making the 50 and older demographic the fastest growing group of subscribers for online dating!
Of surveyed men and women, age 50 and older who are subscribed to a dating site, nearly half were initially convinced by their children to do so! On average, internet users who are 55 and older also account for 16.7 percent of all traffic to online dating sites.
The number one reason for this senior spike in online dating? Loneliness. According to Trish McDermott, PR for Match.com, “[Match.com] research continually shows us that the older a person gets, the more he or she becomes a practical dater, as opposed to being emotionally driven.” This must account for the 49 percent of dating seniors, 55 and older who cites companionship as “the most important reason for dating.”
Interested in mature singles in your area? The following U.S. cities may offer a bit more variety than other parts of the country! Believe it or not, these ten cities are considered the most popular amongst mature singles: Kansas City, MO; Tucson, AZ; San Diego, CA; Rochester, NY; St. Louis, MO; Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; San Jose, CA, Minneapolis, MN, and Bridgeport, CT.
**The U.S. Census Bureau states that of the 97 million Americans who are 45 or older, almost 40 percent are available singles -- or an estimated 36.2 million people! Explore your mature dating options and sign up to meet your match at MatureLove.com!**