Dating after 40 has changed a lot in this modern century. From the 1960s, where households led by single people accounted for just 6.9% of all households in the U.S. to today where they make up 36.8%, it’s clear that there are a lot more single people of all ages these days. While there are many social and economic reasons for this, it also comes down to the fact that more and more people are happy to wait until they can find the right partner for them.
And with over 46.7 million singles over 40 in the U.S. alone, there’s more than enough opportunity to find that person. Here’s how eharmony can make it that much easier.
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Three reasons why it’s the best time for finding love in your 40s
You’ve probably heard that 40 is the new 30. However, when it comes to dating after 40, we think it’s the best of both worlds. The vitality of youth combined with the wisdom of age.
1. You’re more discerning when starting new relationships
People dating after 40 tend to have the benefits of experience when it comes to looking for love, thanks to previous relationships. In other words, they know what they’re looking for in a partner and what their personal relationship red flags are when it comes to relationships. This means you don’t have to waste as much time pursuing ill-advised couplings and focus more on the people you can build a healthy, happy relationship based on mutual respect.
2. People dating after 40 have more social connections overall
According to a study conducted by the University of Basel in Switzerland in conjunction with the Max Planck Institute, singles over 40 have been found, on average, to have larger and more solid social networks than their non-single counterparts, respectively.
This isn’t to say you’d have to give that all up if you found someone. Quite the opposite, dating in your 40s these days means you’re well-positioned to encounter other interesting singles in your age range through your social connections.
3. You’re more secure in your own life
Dating when you’re young can be an uncertain experience at times. Personal finances, lifestyle fluxes and career goals can often take priority and put undue strain on budding romances. People dating after 40 tend to have more stability in these areas, having settled comfortably within their lifestyle. This empowers you to pursue dating more fully and, on your terms as well as makes more mature decisions when faced with relationship crossroads.
Why people dating after 40 turn to eharmony
When it comes to using dating sites, for those over 40 the experience tends to differ vastly, depending on what service you use. However, it generally involves wading through a lot of unsuitable candidates while trying to find the right person for you. Therefore, so many have turned to eharmony. Because we focus on quality over quantity.
Here are some of the ways we help our members find meaningful relationships.
Diverse membership of relationship-minded singles
eharmony has been connecting singles for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve helped over 2 million people find love while gaining a reputation as the No. 1 trusted online dating app around1. Our focus on inclusivity, versatility and connecting people who are looking for real love has let us build up a very large and diverse user-base over the years, representing all communities across the globe.
This significant membership means that whatever your preferences and tastes, the right person for you is somewhere on eharmony. You just have to let us help you find them.
Get quality matches based on compatibility
We base your list of matches on compatibility. We do thanks to your Personality Profile and our Compatibility Matching System, an advanced algorithm we’ve perfected over years. It matches you with other singles over 40 based on an array of complementary and contrasting characteristics you two share.
We generate your Personality Profile by getting you to fill out our Compatibility Quiz when you join. This simple quiz is how we get to know you and what you’re looking for a bit better. The Personality Profile is also designed to give you some useful insights in your character, lifestyle, approach to dating and how you communicate with others.
Get the full picture of matches with relevantly detailed profiles
You’ll have access to the Personality Profile and personal profile of anyone in your Match List. As we mentioned earlier, when you’re dating after 40, you tend to know what you’re looking for in a partner. This is why we load user profiles with a lot of useful sections that explore rich details of their life. For example:
- Income level
- Political beliefs
There are also sections that explore their interests and hobbies, to give you a fuller idea of the person. Some of these things may not be important to you when looking for a partner, so you’re also free to leave any section that isn’t relevant or you’re not comfortable with sharing, blank.
Join eharmony and find your perfect fit for a meaningful relationship
With the contemporary increase in singles over 40 and the heightened social connectivity of these singles in this modern world, there has been a better time to be single and 40. A time when your relationship choices can be based on compatibility and meaningful intimacy rather than compromise. At eharmony, we believe there’s room in this world for everybody to find their own brand of happiness. We’re just here to support you along your journey. Join eharmony today and find yours.
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