How to do online dating for seniors
She also says one important feature of Stitch is that it allows people to search for romantic or nonromantic companionship.The pressure many sites put on dating “can turn people off if they’re recently widowed,” Rogo notes.
Paula Paulette is going to be 80 in April — and she’s online dating.
And she’s not just looking for someone to eat ice cream and play bingo with.
“The last thing I want is a [platonic] male companion, unless he’s gay,” says the vivacious senior.
“Do I want to have solo sex for the rest of my life? I would love to find another soulmate, or, at least, another man I have chemistry with.” Paulette was widowed at 70 after a very happy marriage of nearly 50 years.
Now she’s looking online for potential partners — and she’s got plenty of options.
As the baby boomer population ages, more and more dating Web sites are focusing on retirees looking for love, and no wonder: About 30 percent of baby boomers are single.
IAC, which owns sites like and Chemistry.com, started in 2011 for 50-and-over singles looking to date.
“We saw a fervor for something just for them,” says Joshua Meyers, CEO of People Media, the targeted- dating subsidiary of IAC.
In April, Stitch.net, a Tinder-like dating app for the over-50 set, launched, and it’s set to debut a local New York section next month.
Like Tinder, it shows users just one profile at a time, and it alerts them to profiles where a person they’ve liked has liked them back — so they’re less likely to reach out to someone and be met with silence.
Stitch co-founder Marcie Rogo, 29, says she first became aware of the need for a site for seniors when she worked at an assisted living facility in 2010.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating