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Online Dating Platforms Providing Another Shot to Life for People Aged over 50

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:13
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Loving relationships are always challenging to find regardless of your age. However, according to dating coach David Wygant, the situation gets even more complicated after the age of 50, especially for men. There are numerous myths that circulate about men and women over 50 assuming that they are possibly looking for someone younger and that they have become more committed and mature with time.However, these are myths for a reason. They simply aren’t true.

While you do know more about yourself at this age, there are certain challenges that come with dating over 50. Davida Rappaport, a personal growth counselor and a mature dating expert, says, Most mature men and women do not abandon their responsibilities and obligations. This can impact any prospective dating situation, kids or no kids.”

So, does this mean that these people are carrying excess baggage? No, that’s because such situations are not exclusive to those who are divorced or have children to look after. Those with baggage are like that because they have lived alone for years and haven’t been dependent on anyone except for themselves.

Quite often, these people end up feeling lonely because their children are too busy and their friends have activities of their own. Finding someone to share the rest of the life with does sound like a beautiful idea, but it is hard to achieve. It can be difficult to meet people. And, when you try to pick random places to start a conversation with a stranger, it may not go so well. 

For seniors, the best option is to find a dating site where they can discover people who share the same hobbies and opinions. Those over 50 tend to be pretty savvy with technology so online platforms are not daunting.   Here are the benefits of using an online dating site:


There is no easier way to find someone that matches your requirements that an online dating platform with a database of thousands of people categorized by age, interest, and values. The younger lot might resort to the bars, clubs, or discos, but given your age, you need the kind of places or platforms that are more comfortable and suitable for where you like to hang out. Thus, online dating websites like OurTime serves that purpose.


Your options are narrowed down right in front of you without applying any extra effort. You might need to talk to a couple of people before you can find the perfect match. However, it can still save you from making some big disasters, which is the last thing you want at your age.


A strong initial connection is the foundation of an everlasting relationship. An online platform is best for that purpose. Exchange a few short emails and a few quick conversations before actually going out on a date. Save the best for the date so that the two of you can actually enjoy each other’s company.

Don’t underestimate the intensity with which we can both give and receive love later in life,” says Bobbi Palmer, a dating and relationship coach. The research reveals that 70% people, aged 50-65, and 63% people, aged 65+,can still be passionately in love.

There is no losing hope for seniors when it comes to love. They can find solace in forming new bonds and eternal relationships with people like themselves through OurTime and online dating.

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