The advantages of dating if you are over 50 years old

dating over 50 years old

When you say "online dating", you usually think of young people searching for other young people on Facebook and on countless other dating websites, you don't think of 50+ year olds searching for other 50+ year olds in the online environment. However, you would be surprised to learn that there are dating websites that focus on 50+ year olds and that there are many advantages and benefits to using them!

Nowadays, online dating is no longer a thing designed by and for young people. Take a look at all the benefits you can have if you choose to find Mr. or Mrs. Right online:

1. It's easy

Online dating is like walking into a bar where every single person over there is looking for someone to date. There are no people there that would look funny at you when you ask them out or people who are there with their partner.

Another advantage to this 'bar' is that you can learn many things about these people before actually talking to them. Do you want to know more about that one lady sitting at the bar alone, but don't know what she likes and how to start a conversation with her? Easy! Take a look at her profile and see what things you have in common. You both like golf? Well, now it's easy! Just go over there and ask her something about golf. It's as simple as that.

2. You get to meet people outside your area

If you lived all your life in a specific zone with the same people, finding someone to date is hard because you know everybody and everybody knows you. However, in the online world, you get to meet people from all walks of life and all over the world. If you go outside, in the real world, in your area, chances are you will find someone that likes the same things as you, literally. However, if you go online, what says you can't find someone else from another state that is new and different from anyone else, with whom you can experience new things?

3. You can find someone to treat loneliness with

Being a widow or a widower at 50 is horrible. The loneliness can sometimes be too much. Online dating can be considered a way to treat loneliness because through a few simple clicks, you can find someone that is suffering from loneliness too with which you can start a relationship.

For young people, distinguishing between those that truly want a relationship and the ones that only want a sexual type of relationship is difficult, but for older, more mature people, it is quite easy. Very few people over 50 years old would trick and lie to others in hopes of obtaining sexual favors so it's easier to find someone genuine to spend time with and not suffer from loneliness alone. With a few precautions and tips, you can easy find someone that is in the same situation as you, who understands you better than anyone else and you can help each other drive the loneliness away.

4. You are safe

Online dating has always brought with a series of disadvantages and dangers. However, if you take a few precautions and if you are careful to the kind of information you leave online, it would be much safer for you to find someone that truly cares about you.

If you list only little information about your address or other personal details, if you don't like someone or if a person you met online is suspicious, you can simply ignore them or block them, without risking them following you home. If you were to meet someone at the local restaurant and discover that he or she is not what you hoped they would be, there is a risk of them finding you. In the case of online dating, particularly in the case of paid online dating websites, you are much safer than if you were to meet someone for the first time at the local bar.


Learning how to use the Internet in your favor when you are over 50 years old is not an easy thing, but it can have lots of advantages. Why not give it a try?

12/7/2015 / by