Dating when you're 40 or older can be intimidating — unlike when you're in your 20s or 30s, you can't assume everyone your age is single and looking. If you've found yourself "on the market" again, it's important to remember that half of U. Meeting people organically out in public still happens, but sometimes it's easier and less intimidating to meet people where they are. There's a comfort in knowing that the people you find on dating apps are single hopefully and looking for a romantic relationship, so at least you're both on the same page. The first step is just acknowledging that you're ready. Dating apps have been around for multiple decades, which means they are the norm and don't have to be a last resort.
Dating at any age is awkward, scary, and often, a pain in the ass. It's quite normal to feel hesitant about making the jump to online dating. Finding a dating site that feels comfortable and natural is intimidating at any age. Late baby boomers and early Gen X-ers have a more straightforward approach.
Everyone knows someone who met their "forever person" though online dating but just like dating itself, finding the right site for you can take some trial and error. The Kochava Collective , host of the largest independent mobile data marketplace, crunched the numbers to recommend a few sites based on the number of users. We took a look at all major dating apps in the Google Play and app stores, and then identified five apps that have the most installs within our data set.
We believe that smartphone Apps have huge potential to improve the quality of life of older adults. But most Apps are developed for 20 year olds, and are not necessarily ideal for older adults. We have a research initiative devoted to finding useful apps for older adults, and evaluating them. We collect the results of our research on this "topic hub" page. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now.