The online dating phenomenon began as a way for internet-savvy 20-somethings and 30-somethings to find love and romance.But in the past decade, as online dating websites grew in popularity and respectability, Baby Boomers began using the sites to find their matches.
According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).
Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.
Given all of the interest in our generation, perhaps it’s no surprise that hundreds of baby boomer websites have popped up in the past few years.
Many of these websites help us to celebrate our past and relive our best memories.
The good news is senior dating has gotten better with age, too, especially in terms of online senior dating.
For proof, take a look at our 11 Best Senior Dating Blogs, which we chose based on popularity, content, and expertise. SPM is a simple and fun site with all of the information you could want on dating, especially online.
She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.
You can do almost anything online these days: Check a bank balance, buy shoes, choose a mattress, order a cab.