9 Top Dating Trends Of The Over 50s

… they’re more daring (or liberated) than younger daters!

If you are have reached 50 and are single then don’t be feel ashamed or embarrassed to get yourself back out there on the dating market, it isn’t as bad as you think, in fact, the over 50s dating scene is thriving. In this article, we will be discussing many trends for dating for the over 50’s category.  We hope it helps and gives you the confidence to go out and meet your next new partner.

Did you know that 77% of over 50’s claim they’d kiss a partner for the first time in the first week of dating? In comparison to 66% of younger daters. This may be a shock to you to learn that over 50’s are more likely to kiss their partner on first dates than the younger generation, but a survey of over 200 adults by Ourtime found this was the case.  Maybe by the time everyone reaches 50, you become more certain of who you want to kiss. You know what you want, so why wait if you have found the one?

Surprisingly, nearly a quarter of the older generation say they’d sleep with a new partner on or before month one compared to just 18% of 18-24-year-olds. This may be unexpected since received wisdom would suggest that each generation becomes more sexually liberated than the last, but Ourtime’s data shows something completely different. This might say more about millennials than it does for senior daters. The hook-up generation are actually the least sexual generation!

Also, 24% of 50+ daters are happy to have sex with the lights on within the first week of dating, compared to just 9% of younger people. Many assume that older men and women would feel more ashamed of their bodies, but in fact, it’s the complete opposite, demonstrating how we become more comfortable with ourselves as we age.

Older daters are 47% more likely to go exclusively within the first 6 months compared to 21% of younger daters. It goes back to what we have already mentioned once you know, you just know.

Here are a few more facts that we thought might inspire you!

  • Those over 50 take longer to say “I love you” than younger people in their 20’s and 30’s.
  • Nearly half of over 50s have discussed sex with their offspring.
  • A third of senior daters have asked their kids for dating advice.
  • More than 1 in 10 parents have asked their children to choose their dating profile picture.
  • Younger people are 125% more likely to feel addicted to online dating than the over 50’s.

Now stop feeling a sense of embarrassment that you’re 50 and single again as there are many over 50’s out there that are looking for a new partner due to a divorce or other circumstances. Of course, it’s going to be a completely different ball game, and it can be lots of fun too.

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