Top partner attributes The top 3 attributes that are more important in a partner for 50 singles now compared to when they were in their 20s are: health (31%), finances (30%), and outlook on life (29%).Advice not welcome 81% of 50 singles DON’T seek dating advice from others.“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
The top 3 dating deal breakers for 50 singles are someone who smokes (70%), someone who is not financially stable (63%), and someone who is pessimistic (58%).
Only 6% find someone who was never married a deal breaker.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016).
In fact, 69% of singles would like to be going on 2-4 dates each month, and ideally 50 singles would like to have sex seven times a month.
Keeping open minds When it comes to dating and relationships, 45% of 50 singles say they’re open to having a “friends with benefits” relationship, and 27% are open to having a one-night stand.You can do almost anything online these days: Check a bank balance, buy shoes, choose a mattress, order a cab.So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.