The number of single adults over age 50 in the United States is larger than ever. That is good news for older generations who may feel apprehensive about dating later in life. Dating can be interesting, fun and offer positive experiences to those who decide to dive in. Dating over age 65 can be a fun, exciting and rewarding journey, if you’re willing to put your heart out there. Whether divorced, widowed or just tired of being single, now is a prime time to get into the dating game.
According to its Dating After 50 survey, OurTime.com reports the following: Nearly 72 percent of singles over 50 say they’re open to finding love in the future. Compared to when they were in their 20s, 65 percent of singles over age 50 say they have a deeper appreciation for relationships now, are better partners now (61%), are pickier now about who they want to date (63%), say it’s easier now to figure out if the person is right for them sooner (57%), and say they’re better at sex now (31%). Evidently, “older and wiser” rings true for a majority of older adults looking for love.
Not only does the right dating website play a role in finding that special someone, being in the right environment can help too. Living in a place where there are others in the same situation can encourage new connections in middle age and beyond. Dating can take time, but it’s more enjoyable with an open attitude, a sense of humor and patience, not to mention the right locale.
Below you’ll find the top 15 cities for senior singles to meet, mingle, live, work, play and thrive, according to SeniorAdvice.com. They took into consideration each city’s SeniorScore™ which is the first livability index formulated specifically for senior citizens. The SeniorScore rates each city in areas such as health and safety, finances, leisure and recreation and general quality of life.