With the advent of modern social and dating platforms, there’s never been a better time to be dating over 60. Here are some statistics on singles over 60 in the U.S., according to a recent Pew survey:
- There are over 27 million single people over 60.
- The number of people over 65 living without a partner has increased from 41% to 42% in the last year.
- Adults over 50 cohabiting has risen as much as 75% since 2007.
- Online dating use has doubled since 2013 for people over 60
This shows that many people over 60 today are still actively dating and looking for a partner. Let’s look at how you can find that special someone in this modern era.
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How to find singles over 60 in your city
Here are some interesting ways you can encounter senior dating opportunities in your town.
Join a community gardening club or initiative
Beyond the proven physical and mental health benefits of group gardening projects, these clubs are great for community improvement while providing a warm social atmosphere in which to get to know all types of new people. You may meet other people dating over 60 either directly or through the new social connections you form there.
Take a class or workshop
It’s never too late to pick up a new skill or hobby. Whether it’s woodwork, painting or yoga, these classes give you some great foundational knowledge to get you started while letting you learn and interact as a group. Paired activities, such as dancing or cooking, are particularly good for getting to know other people dating over 60.
Group cruises and travel tours
This one does involve leaving your immediate surroundings but who doesn’t like a vacation? Various packages specifically cater to singles over 60. You can opt for the more favored cruises, for a more relaxed holiday experience, or go for a guided travel tour, which while more demanding, lets you more fully explore the places you visit.
The ins and outs of online dating over 60
While dating sites over 50 to 60 have never been more popular than it is today, many have never tried it before. However, in general, all dating sites work somewhat similarly.
You join an online dating service and create a profile, where based on your gender and orientation, you’re presented with a list of other suitable singles over 60 on that site. This gives you a clear idea of the over 60 dating options near you, what these singles are looking for in a relationship and provides a platform to easily reach out and interact with them.
Every user has a profile that you can view with relevant dating information about them. Dating after 60 can be a bit more complex than when you were younger, so this lets you easily discount singles who don’t suit your lifestyle and interests.
Once you’ve found someone who piques your interest, you can send them a message introducing yourself and, hopefully, they send one back! This allows you to establish whether you two share any chemistry from the comfort of your home, saving you the time and energy of finding this out during your first date.
What to expect from your online dating experience
- There is a small initial learning curve for first-time users, in terms of messaging etiquette and communication style.
- Depending on where you live, you may have a lot of choices. Figure out beforehand what you’re looking for in a potential partner.
- The tone on these sites is generally light and conversational. This is essentially the getting-to-know-you phase of your relationship.
- People may not always respond to messages. There are several reasons this happens and most of them aren’t personal.
- You may not find the person you’re looking for in a day, but they are out there. You should have fun with it while being open to those meaningful connections when they present themselves.
How eharmony makes online dating work for you
When you’re past 60, dating services can sometimes come across as vast and overwhelming, particularly for first-time users. But here’s why eharmony is the best choice not just for online novices but anyone looking for a meaningful relationship with a like-minded person.
1. Getting started is hassle-free
Creating an eharmony account couldn’t be simpler. You can join with your email, Facebook or Apple account. Select your gender and the gender you’re interested in and your account is activated.
The first thing we do is get you to fill out our Compatibility Quiz. This quiz tells us more about your personality and what you’re looking for. We use this to populate your dating profile with relevant information about you as well as create your Personality Profile, which is how our system matches you with other compatible singles over 60.
2. Let people see what makes you special with our detailed profiles
We know filling out a dating profile can be difficult and sometimes tedious. After all, it’s not easy describing what makes you special in 200 words or less. So, our user profiles are broken down into snack-sized tidbits about you that speak directly to your life, interests, and passions. For example, how your friends would describe you or your personal quote. This makes for a more engaging and informative experience for anyone who’s visiting your profile.
3. We are the most trusted online service for dating over 60
A recent survey of U.S. singles rated eharmony as the No. 1 trusted dating site online. Over 20 years, we’ve earned this trust from people by consistently protecting our users’ rights to privacy and security, and by ensuring they only share the personal information they choose to. We’re on hand 24/7 to provide live support and deal with any user complaints immediately. We also actively monitor our database to root out any abusive or spam user accounts.
Singles over 60, connect simply and meaningfully with eharmony
Wherever you may be in your relationship journey, you’re never too old for online dating and eharmony is there to support you. Whether you’re interested in putting yourself out there after some time off by engaging with other like-minded singles, looking for a companion to share in your travels with or starting to build a meaningful relationship with someone you’re compatible with, we provide the tools and support designed to give you the best chances of success in your dating efforts. Give eharmony a try today!
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