Many senior citizens think that love and romance are just something for people in their 20s and 30s. In fact, many over 50 singles are always interested in meeting potential partners and romantic dating. A large number of active singles over 50 still feel basically the same inside as they did when they were young adults. Many of us struggle to come to terms with the fact that we are no longer "young". With the average American life expectancy to 78.2 years, and more than half of us living past the age of 80 years, there are still a lot of time left to those who are over 50 years old. Since I enjoy doing research, I thought it would be interesting to answer the question: "What are the facts about dating, relationships and marriage for people over 50?" Here is a collection of facts for 50 plus singles. 1. People may think online dating is only for young people, but people over 50 are the fastest growing demographic in the online dating. 50 plus women are visiting American dating sites more than any other age group - up 39 percent over the past three years. 2. It is not true that a woman over 40 is more likely to be killed by a terrorist or struck by lightning than getting married. This statistic has made waves when Newsweek Magazine published an article. In reality, the chances of a woman over 40 to marry are much more important. It is certainly not necessary to abandon all hope if you are older single women alone. To give you an idea of why the study reported these low probability, the study focused on women who had never married and who were born in the mid-1950s (and not in any other time). The study did not include women who do not want to marry women who prefer to live together in a situation civil marriage, or women who can not marry for physical reasons. 3. Romantic partnerships formed in the U.S. between 2007 and 2009, 21 percent of heterosexual couples and 61 percent of same-sex couples met online. 4. Older people appear differently on dating sites than do younger adults. Older people are less focused on the status and appear. Instead, they are more interested in being honest to find real compatibility. In addition, the discussion sexual prowess and nightlife are less attractive easier. 5. Do not be surprised that your date is older, shorter and heavier than their online dating profile said. About 81 percent of people misrepresent their height, weight or age in their profiles. Among them, women in general are described as about 8 pounds thinner than they really were. Men who were passing, they are described as normally about 2 pounds thinner than they really were, but they added more height than women, usually adding an extra 1/2 inch. The largest over 50 dating sites are Over50Daters.com , 50PlusMeet.com , AgelessFish.com , and DateAfter50.com
Here is a collection of facts relevant to 50-plus singles.