This blog is part of my special series called: Baby Boomer Dating Tips. And when you’re in your 40s, 50s or 60s it may seem next to impossible. Or emerging from a period of time where you were consumed with raising children.
Or caring for elderly parents or perhaps you still are responsible for children and/parents. You might feel like you don’t have the slightest idea how to go about flirting.
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.
A quick example: Over the past two years, the number of singles older than 50 who joined one of the dating sites run by People Media -- the number one provider of targeted, online dating communities for singles seeking meaningful relationships -- skyrocketed 400 percent.
Culling members from all IAC's other online dating sites, it debuted with a membership of more than 1 million, making it the world's largest site for baby boomers.
Davis recommends that 50-plus singles join one large, general site, such as or e Harmony, for sheer volume, plus one smaller niche site targeted to their age group. Or meeting the opposite sex, much less handling issues of sexually transmitted diseases. Plus, today’s baby boomer dating world doesn’t remotely resemble the one you knew.You might feel like your body is old or unattractive. To help you navigate through the online and off-line baby boomer dating jungle be sure to sign up for my free Dating Tips & Relationship Advice Newsletter.Once you find someone that interests you, you can choose to get in touch with that user through the Elder messaging feature.This allows our members to get to know each other before deciding whether to meet in the real world.