Mature Market Stat of The Day: On-line Dating

More than a third of Americans over 50 are divorced, widowed, separated or have never married.

More than a third of Americans over 50 are divorced, widowed, separated or have never married.

·         According to internet research, more and more seniors are dating online.  18 percent of all internet daters in January 2005 were 55 years or over.  That’s 4.8 million mature market daters! “Date.com says sign-ups of members age 65 and older increased 78.5 percent from January 2004 to January 2005, one of the biggest online dating sites, in January attracted 704,000 visitors age 55 or older, up from 606,000 a year earlier.”

 

Source:  Young adults aren’t the only ones trying online dating (article), http://www.dating-services-and-tips.com/online_dating_in_the_news/

 

·         A 2003 AARP study of 3,501 singles aged 40 to 69 showed that about one-third of those surveyed were either in a relationship or dating one person exclusively. A comparable percentage had dated one or more people in the previous three years. But of those who were dating, just 8 percent listed “to find someone to marry” as their reason for doing so. Indeed, 49 percent said they were simply looking for someone “to talk to and do things with.”

 Source: CNN.com

 

 

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