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Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”
September 7, pm Updated September 7, pm. A record number of baby boomers are now single and joining the dating game, new research has revealed. There were double the number of overs considering online dating last year compared to , the study has found. A third of the overs surveyed claim they are more carefree, with 27 percent going against the norm of losing your libido by admitting they are more sexually liberated. And almost a quarter say they have become less fussy about dating in their 50s than when they were dating in their 20s. According to the research by Warner Leisure Hotels, a third of the 2, overs surveyed claim they worry they will look too old. More than a quarter are concerned about feeling nervous and almost one in ten panic about their own fashion sense.
The next generation hungry to enter the workplace is Generation Z. According to the U. Census Bureau, Generation Z the post-Millennial generation makes up 25 percent of the population. Read this to learn more about Generation Z. Sixty-two percent of Generation Z anticipate challenges working with Baby Boomers and Generation X; only 5 percent anticipate challenges working with Millennials.
Apps like Tinder are popular among young people, researchers say, but there are more complex reasons why older singletons have gone online. Boomers are more likely to be single, divorced or widowed, studies have shown. That makes them a prime target market for dating sites, and with good reason. The so-called gray divorce rate has risen sharply — from just one in 10 people over the age of 50 in , to around one in four in — according to research by sociologists Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin of Bowling Green State University. The older you get, the more women there are in relation to men. And more older people feel comfortable trying online dating.
Baby Boomers Embrace Online Dating: How's that for a Retirement Plan?
New research from Pew into who is using online dating may be a big surprise for many. It's Baby Boomers who are increasingly finding love in the bits and bytes. Do the math. Pew is saying roughly one in every eight Baby Boomers born from to is online and searching for loving.