Sex and dating after 50
Nearly ¾ (72%) of singles over 50 say they're open to finding love in the future.Men are hopeful: Men are more hopeful about finding love than are women (76% vs. They are also looking for romantic companionship more than women over 50 (19% vs. Dating drought: Singles over 50 are looking for love but nearly half of them haven't been on a date in over 5 years (46%) and over half of 50 singles say their last relationship was over 5 years ago (56%).Thanks to an abundance of stereotypes proliferated by popular culture, the sex lives of women above a certain age are either ignored completely or written off as “nonexistent.” Who better to chip away at that oversight than those women themselves?I put a callout on Man Repeller’s Instagram asking for women over the age of 50* to anonymously share some thoughts about sex—how they feel about it, if they have it, if they don’t have it, what they’ve learned about it, a funny story about it, how their sex lives have evolved…or something else entirely. Read their illuminating responses below.“I am a 65-year-old woman and have been married for 38 years to the same man. NO, but I must say when we do, it is still very good.Only 6% find someone who was never married a deal breaker.
Top partner attributes: The top 3 attributes that are more important in a partner for 50 singles now compared to when they were in their 20s are: health (31%), finances (30%), and outlook on life (29%).Dating dilemmas: 50 singles agree that the top 3 most difficult aspects of dating after 50 are finding someone to date (61%), asking someone out on a date (38%), and getting to know someone before asking them out on a date (33%).More than ⅓ (38%) are nervous about a first kiss or sign of affection during the date.Methodology Our Time and Research Now conducted an online survey of 2,000 singles not currently in a relationship in .There were 1,000 21 to 49 year old respondents and 1,000 over 50 single respondents.Advice not welcome: 81% of 50 singles DON'T seek dating advice from others.Have it all together: Nearly ⅓ of 50 singles say their finances (34%) and career (27%) are all much better now compared to when they were in their 20s.More than two million members have joined Our Time in the last year, and thousands of singles credit the site with introducing them to someone special.Fans of the iconic HBO series "Sex and the City" are getting some good news today.A quarter of singles (25%) feel that they aren't dating because they don't believe anyone is out there for them and 22% just don't know where to begin.Wedding bells: Nearly 40% of 50 singles agree that they still want to get married!