I came across these interesting stats on seniors and online dating from Kate Forgach, a baby boomer consumer specialist for Kinoli Inc, and thought I’d share:
-Based on a report from the 2010 U.S. Census, more than 16-million unmarried Americans were 65 and older.
-Between 2006 and 2007, there was a 140-percent increase in senior online dating.
-According to a 2011 international study conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute and funded by eHarmony, middle-aged men and women were the most likely people to use online dating sites.
Age, I suppose, knows no bounds when clicking your way to love. It makes me happy to hear that online dating has been so successful for older men and women! Read my other posts on online dating here.
Lots of <3,
Skills-based relationship programs are proven to help embattled marriages, especially for those couples who fall in the low-income bracket, according to a study by Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM). SMH surveyed spouses in four different, six-15 week long “Relationship and Marriage Education” programs and found that they exhibited more positive behavior toward their spouses than their peers in a control group. Increased marital happiness and less relationship distress were also noted as byproducts of the educations programs.
“…after decades of family breakdown trends, this is encouraging news,” says Healthy Relationships California (HRC) Vice President Patty Howell about the early findings. “We know that skills-based Relationship and Marriage Education can make a very big difference in people’s lives and in family stability.”
Would you be open to marriage education? Talk the poll.