Unless you have been sleeping for the past couple of years, or have not had an internet connection at all, then you know that the number of baby boomer dating sites has risen dramatically.
It used to be that if you were in the over 50’s group of senior citizens, your days of going on dates was over. Finito. End of story. Time to sit by the fireplace and take up knitting classes on Tuesday afternoons.
I don’t think so.
We are the generation of people who invented the internet. And now we are using it to add more love and living into our lives. That is why over 50’s dating sites are becoming so popular.
It used to be hard to find folks who were of a similar age and experience to us to go on dates with, but that is so not how it is anymore. Just a quick look through the pages of any search engine or social media site will give you lists of senior dating services websites.
And those are so much better for baby boomers than more general dating sites.
At first you might think that it would be great to have a choice of possible dates from all the people in the world like on a regular dating site. But that fantasy quickly becomes reality when you find your inbox stuffed with messages from dozens of people who are interested in dating you or even worse, no messages at all.
But when you join up with a senior dating site, the only people who are on there are looking for people who are about the same age as us. And this cuts down the number of irrelevant emails we get from folks who are interested in dating us.
It could be that the romantic and dramatic fantasy vision we have of the world may insist that what we really want are young men or women pursuing us. But the truth is that if we are really looking for someone to spend a lot of time with, we are probably better off looking for someone we have something in common with.
Maybe not, though, and in that case you might be better off signing up with a more general dating site.
But if what you are truly seeking is a date that might lead to something more in the future then what you are looking for is an over 50’s dating website to join. And for finding that, the internet is perfect.