It would be nice to have someone, but I’m fine.” She has tried online dating but hasn’t had much luck.
“I met a lot of nice people, but a man my age [who is] as active as I am wants someone much younger,” she says, speaking from experience.
JSSA Senior Services Department Paired-off couples aren’t hard to spot – you see them in airports, restaurants, museums, shops.
If you are single and over 50, maybe also widowed or divorced, becoming part of a couple again may be on your mind.
Michelle*, 43, a busy mother of two elementary school-aged kids, describes these modern-day matchmaking platforms as “efficient.” “I like the fact that I can put the kids to bed and go shopping for people,” jokes the Arlington mom who, at the time of this interview, had met a promising man on Ok Cupid (she divorced a little over two years ago).
A quick search of the major dating sites for profiles of local men over 45 reveals a shocking number of them posing bare-chested, or holding beer or fish.
Searching for a soul mate—or even just someone to watch a movie with—seemed far less complicated when the Internet was in its nascent stages and “social media” was a term that had yet to enter the American lexicon.
Today, the act of searching for a “plus one” often involves online profiles, blind dates, false starts and new rules of engagement.
“With online dates, they rarely turn out to be as good as they are on paper,” he explains.
“It’s obviously completely natural to put your best face forward on a profile, but it makes absolutely no sense to overpromise and under-deliver.
Rest assured, Hermann is hardly sitting at home knitting.