What It’s Like To Date After Middle Age by F. Hill
For the record, I myself am NOT over the age of 50, but this article is mostly about folks age 60 and older.
(Link): What It’s Like To Date After Middle Age by F. Hill
Newly single older people are finding a dating landscape vastly different from the one they knew in their 20s and 30s.
January 8, 2020
When Rhonda Lynn Way was in her 50s and on the dating scene for the first time since she was 21, she had no idea where to start.
Her marriage of 33 years had recently ended, and she didn’t know any single men her age in Longview, Texas, where she lives.
She tried to use dating apps, but the experience felt bizarre and daunting. “You’re thrust out into this cyberworld after the refuge of being in a marriage that—even if it wasn’t wonderful—was the norm. And it’s so difficult,” she told me.
Way is now 63 and still single. She’s in good company: (Link): More than one-third of Baby Boomers aren’t currently married.
And as people are living longer, the divorce rate for those 50 or older is (Link): rising. But that longer lifespan also means that older adults, more than ever before, have years ahead of them to spark new relationships.