There's one main thing to know about so called ''senior'' dating in Canada and that's the fact that those who are trying it are not as unusual or doddering as the ''senior'' term would suggest!
After all, not everybody has other senior singles in their work or friendship circles and meeting someone socially can be tricky at best (it's not always easy to surreptitiously check for a wedding ring! Yet there is one place where you can reliably find others who are interested in mature dating – and that's the internet.
In fact, since 2007, the fastest growing group of online daters has been those aged 50 .
She says that finding ''loving companionship also means we are better at forming and sustaining other close relationships, [which are] integral to good health, successful careers, our happiness, and even our longevity as research shows people who are better connected live on average 3.7 years longer.’' Now there's a great reason to date!
50is the leading over 50 online dating site and active community for baby boomers, senior singles and singles over 50 in the United States.
You'll find lots of intelligent, interesting and active over fifty and senior singles like you, who are ready to meet a special partner or new friends.
Sending a smile is a simple way to break the ice and let someone know that you like their profile. In addition to online dating and friendships there are many other social networking features you can fully utilize, including a forum for seniors, a chat and a magazine.
“Cheer up," she told her, adding with a chuckle, "you’ll meet a big man one day and you won’t know what to do with him." She also told Katie to steer clear of men from Mayo, in the west of Ireland, because they're "too small." "They aren't up to your shoulder," she said with a smile.
Senior dating is the fastest growing subsection of online dating.¹ It’s easy to see why: dating sites like Elite Singles offer a great opportunity to both lay out your own relationship hopes and to meet other senior singles who have a similar outlook.
Both are equally valid choices and both can boost self esteem.
Indeed, as Sam Owen points out, a good part of the confidence increase comes from the fact that finding a partner gives you someone to pal around with: a person to emotionally connect with.
But there are millions of other 50 men and 50 women like you, who have just broken up with a partner, got divorced or lost someone very special.