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Yet, those 50-plus are increasingly joining the scene.
One in five internet users ages 55 to 64 said they’ve used a dating app or service, according to a January 2018 poll from technology and research company Morning Consult. And the overall number of 55- to 64-year-olds who have dabbled in dating sites or mobile dating apps doubled to 12 percent in 2016 from 6 percent in 2013, according to the Pew Research Center.
Now, smartphones often play the role of matchmaker, and a relationship can launch with a simple swipe right on another user’s profile.
For an older demographic used to classified ads, blind dates and singles bars, the cyber dating world can feel like an alternate universe.
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And while niche sites that cater to specific religions, interests and even food preferences can be enticing (like vegetarian-focused Veggie Date.com), experts say to always pair searching on those platforms with one that has broader appeal. Don’t disclose personal information, such as your home address, when first getting to know someone, and never share banking information or transfer money.
“The pool on those niche sites is always smaller,” says Hoffman. Terms such as “poly” (for polyamory or consensual non-monogamy) or “fwb” (for friend with benefits) can indicate the type of relationships people seek. Carla Vande Weerd, a University of South Florida professor and coauthor of a report that explored the online dating experiences of women 50 and older, recommends doing a video chat before meeting someone in person.