Once you get into your fifties and beyond, the actual number of your age becomes less and less significant.Far more important is what shape you are in, how healthy you are, what activities you can do. If you’re active and like going for long walks and playing golf, you’re going to be much more interested in the fit and energetic 82-year-old who can share your activities than the 65-year-old waiting on a hip replacement who can no longer walk long distances. The other stunning aspect of dating for young people is how much looks matter.
We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.
This means that there are more seniors and baby boomers than ever before looking for some companionship to fill the void of their prior partner.
What stands out as the most important aspect of a person when determining if you may be a potential match? With Tinder (and pretty much every other online dating system on the market today) the photo is all-important.
This reinforces a message that young people get hammered with on a daily basis: nothing matters more than how you look.
I didn’t really expect to see anything interesting until I joined the queue to pay.
On the line opposite to me was a white woman, possibly in her early 40s; her husband, certainly in his mid-20s and their son (the cutest little munchkin I’ve seen in ages).
Quite refreshing is the fact that she does not move in a herd.
She can make decisions for herself and she has good judgment too.
She was not fashionable either; she was two times his size and she seemed to be a little slow. if you have to deal with judging eyes everywhere you go with your younger husband? Since after the guy I dated when I was 24, the rest have been younger than I am actually…I mean nothing extreme like less than 4 or 5 years …still.
Just as I wanted, her eyes met mine and I could see the embarrassment in her eyes. Maybe it was the sad look in her eyes or how uncomfortable she seemed, but instantly I felt really bad. I know firsthand why a younger man would sincerely opt for a woman older than him.
The filtering mechanisms on these dating sites similarly emphasize the importance age takes in the minds of young match-seekers, with all users asked to specify the age range they are seeking, with many choosing ridiculously narrow ranges (e.g. ) Adults over 55 are far more flexible in their approach to companionship.