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Senior Dating: do dating apps work for older people?

So, how does senior dating work in the modern age? Now, while there is little doubt that dating apps were the brainchild of a group of millennials looking for new ways to connect from the comfort of their computer desk, that doesn’t mean that individuals from previous generations can’t leverage these apps for a little benefit of their own. Here are some tidbits on how modern dating apps can benefit senior dating (just like over 40 dating by the way).

Tidbit number 1: You’re not the first to try online senior dating

While you’ve likely noticed that Tinder and eHarmony adverts don’t seemed to marketed to your age bracket specifically, there are still a huge number of seniors already using this new love-interest finder. A 2-year study completed in 2015 found that the number of people between 55 and 64 alone using dating apps doubled from 6 to 12 percent and the current trends indicate that that number has only increased among those dating over 50's. So, you can rest assured that you won’t be the first person not in their twenties to dip a toe in the dating app waters, so jump in!

Tidbit number 2: It may actually be easier for you than for the tweenies and the twenties folk

One of the primary gripes from people using online dating apps is the friction and dead ends that come about from both sides not being clear on what they want. And this is not a failing of the apps themselves, which boast an impressive number of ways to relay every kind of preference ranging from sexual orientation to smoking or non-smoking! Instead, this issue is rooted in the tendency of the young not to know what it is they want themselves. Senior dating has the advantage of both sides usually having a clearer sense of who they are and what they are about, which is the ideal scenario when it comes to online love-matching.

Tidbit number 3: Widen your pool of senior dating prospective partners as much or as little as you wish.

A common complaint when it comes to senior dating is the difficulty in meeting people or the problem of only meeting a certain type of person due to geographical limitations. Online dating apps boast a wide range of features and filters that allow you to limit or expand your dating pool as you see fit. So, for instance, you could apply a local setting that will show you who is also looking for love in your area. Or, if you feel like you are looking for a specific kind of needle in a very small haystack, you can expand your senior dating search to more states or even more countries.

mDates offers seniors a great way to get started in the exciting world of senior dating and online dating. Sign up for free and get access to member profiles of people looking for a match just like you. Registration is easy and in no time at all you could be using our chat feature to have a real-time conversation with someone who could be your next great love adventure.

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