Just because you've reached 50 and you're single doesn't mean dating is out of the question for you. There are plenty of other singles out there just waiting to find the perfect match — learn how to attract them with your best qualities.
In a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive for AnastasiaDate.com, a group of 1,000 men were polled on their thoughts on online dating. The men ranged in ages from 35-55. Over half of the men had tried online dating, and of those who tried, over 65 percent had actually met someone through the medium.
A recent survey conducted by online dating site OurTime.com found that 42 percent of adults would not date somebody outside of their race. Within that statistic, respondents age 55 and up tended to lean more toward those of their own race, at a whopping 54 percent, compared to those between 18 to 34 at only 33 percent.
Thanks to its rising popularity, and a whole new slew of demographics-specific websites to choose from, online dating has become less taboo in recent years. And though it's a more convenient way to find potential dates—who has time to actually go out and meet people, anyway? — there's still a lot to stress over when reaching out to establish connections with other users.
First impressions aren't everything, you know. You may come home from a date with a wonderful guy, who seems like he's got everything together—promising career, steady income, nice apartment, calls the next day, everything that makes you swoon. But the detail-oriented men (and women) of the world may be tucking a dirty little secret into their drawers; their sock drawers, that is.