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A company renowned for being the recognised authority on social etiquette has teamed up with a dating website to help older singles find love online. Recent research revealed there are almost a million over 50s looking to find love online, but many lack the confidence to get back out there, or feel out of touch with the modern rules of dating. When starting to date online, 56 per cent of over 50s would use a profile photo up to 10 years old, according to Ourtime. Almost two-thirds of over 50s feel less confident dating now than when they were younger, with nearly half of women admitting to being too nervous to make the first contact with an online match, Ourtime said. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Please wait Cannabis Debate. Future London. The Londoner.
Please refresh the page and retry. L ife expectancy across the globe is rising all the time; the latest statistics tell us that people born in will live an average of seven years longer than those born 25 years earlier. One way that many people are making the most of their later years is by forging new romantic connections in their fifties and sixties. Over 50s dating can be just as fun, exciting and rewarding as it is in your twenties — with the bonus that it tends to come with much less drama. The truth is that when you are in your fifties this is the perfect time to take up a new activity. Some common hobbies adopted by older people include taking a cooking class, learning a new language or instrument, and joining a reading group. Another tip for over 50s dating is to start exercising.
We know that dating again after a long-term relationship can feel daunting. There are so many places you could potentially meet a new partner. Lumen is a new dating app , specifically designed for over 50s.
Over 50s dating tips
Louisa Whitehead-Payne, High50's dating columnist, has been detailing her romantic exploits since her husband ran off with the proverbial younger woman. Here, she outlines a dozen dos and don'ts for dating in your 50s. What you want from dating will vary : love, sex, a good time, companionship. The best spirit is to combine optimism with a big dollop of humor. Then, whatever the outcome, at least you will have fun, and some good stories, on the way.