Australian dating website RSVP claims that adults aged 50-plus make up 22% of its membership and the oldest registered member is 91 years old.
In terms of how big this phenomenon is becoming, a 2011 worldwide survey of 25,000 married or cohabiting people found that 37% of those aged 60 years-plus had met their partners through the internet.
The ultimate aim of connecting with a significant other is to engage in plenty of sexual experience and have a good sex life.
Therefore, these websites act as a platform for singles to meet new people for casual dating and hook ups.
The older adults in this study met their dating partners offline in a very short space of time and they usually became sexually intimate with them within four weeks.
For some this occurred the first time they met face-to-face.
Older adults believed the stereotypes themselves, until they found themselves involved in loving, intimate relationships.
Neil had been using dating websites for seven years and had established contact with about 200 women.
Many described a sense of urgency that compelled them to meet up as quickly as possible.
For George, 69, the “best thing” about online dating was the “speed” with which relationships could be swiftly advanced to real-life experiences.
It has the biggest member base of 25 million users and 300 million visitors every month.
The site is open for any sexual orientation as singles...
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