Have our attitudes changed towards online dating and using Tinder, even for over 50s and over 65s?
The answer is that the last 10 years saw major changes. But probably even more so in the last 3 to 5 years, when online dating went from being slightly stigmatised to a must-do endeavour for people seeking a new partner, lover or friend. In other words, in the last 3 years or so, online dating for ALL agees – went all-out mainstream.
They call it critical mass – it simply means when behaviours reach a level that social norms become altered for years or decades to come. And online dating has become widely accepted, and very minimally stigmatised, in the last few years.
In fact, if you’re single, over 50 or 65 and dating — but you’ve never been on an online dating site yourself — chances are you’re a bit of a dinosaur in terms of your personal views about online dating.
That’s because there’s no other option today that can bring you into contact with so many people of like minds and similar interests (e.g., potential partners) as online dating sites for over 50s and over 65s.
Critical Mass and Online Dating Site Statistics –
You can see the Tinder use trends (Tinder user statistics and search trends) in the graph below.
Source: Google Trends
Attitudes about dating apps and dating online -PEW Research Survey data.
More on dating acceptance and statistics.
Dating site reviews from consumers – coming soon!
Originally published on September 5, 2018.
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