Senior Citizens Are the Largest Growing Group in Online Dating

By The Atlantic Wire

Get this, America: Old people are dating. They may, in fact, be better at dating than you are. According to a recent Bowling Green State University study cited by Anna North in Jezebel, folks aged over 60 years old are the largest growing demographic in online dating. As the researchers explained, "the desire to find love and a companion to share life with has no expiration date." And notably, the older an online dater is, the more likely he or she is to focus on "honest self-representation and being compatible" as opposed to bragging about looks, status, or sexual prowess.

With age, perhaps, we finally stop fooling around and get to the point. Women in particular "want to make a decision quickly and cut their losses, because they have learned life is too short for dating games." Keep in mind, women typically live longer than men, which adds a certain emphasis to life being "too short" that younger daters may not think about.

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