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,
Fun Fact: “By 2009, 22 percent of heterosexual couples and 61% of same-sex couples reported meeting online, one survey found.” This according to CNN’s article, “Psychologists highlight pitfalls of online dating.”
If you’re an online dater, you might be picking out future boyfriends like future purses.
New research shows that online dating is becoming more of a “shopping” experience today, and that’s not such a good thing. Daters’ profiles on sites like eHarmony and Match.com, according to psychologists, barely scratch the surface, create expectations, make us increasingly critical and do little to reflect synergies.
It’s important, researchers conclude, to not spend too much time dissecting profiles or communicating online. If someone piques your interest, pick up the phone and grab a coffee asap. After seeing the H’s profile picture (not that that’s all that matters) I can assure you I didn’t waste any time. And look where it led us!
Read the full story on CNN.com here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/06/health/online-dating-pitfalls/index.html?iref=allsearch