Senior dating is the fastest growing subsection of online dating.¹ It’s easy to see why: dating sites like EliteSingles offer a great opportunity to both lay out your own relationship hopes and to meet other senior singles who have a similar outlook. If you’re looking for Canadians on your wavelength; mature single men and women with whom you have a lot in common, then try EliteSingles today. Registration is simple – just click the button above to get started.
Senior dating in Canada – who’s trying it?
There’s one main thing to know about so called ”senior” dating in Canada and that’s the fact that those who are trying it are not as unusual or doddering as the ”senior” term would suggest! In fact, with 1 in 6 Canadians aged 65 or over, and with 55-64 year olds outnumbering those aged 15-24 for the first time,2 the senior age group in Canada now includes a vast section of the population – many of whom are vibrant, interesting men and women who also happen to be looking for a second shot at love. If you’re among them, then perhaps it’s time to count yourself lucky: you happen to be in very good company!
Meeting other senior singles
Psychologist and Relationships Coach Sam Owen sums up the senior dating situation thusly: ‘’You are far from alone: being single in your 50s is increasingly common – so don’t beat yourself up about it or feel despondent.‘’3 That said, while it is one thing to know that there are other ‘silver singles’ out there, finding them is quite another!
Indeed, although there are plenty of Canadians flying solo after 50, or single after 60, determining who is and isn’t available can be an awkward process. After all, not everybody has other senior singles in their work or friendship circles and meeting someone socially can be tricky at best (it’s not always easy to surreptitiously check for a wedding ring!). Yet there is one place where you can reliably find others who are interested in mature dating – and that’s the internet. In fact, since 2007, the fastest growing group of online daters has been those aged 50+.4
Senior dating with EliteSingles
What’s more, with dating sites like EliteSingles you are able to be really up front about what you want from a relationship and, additionally, you can meet Canadians who meet those needs. We match single men and single women based on their personalities, partner hopes and location in Canada, meaning that a match made by us starts from a foundation of true compatibility. If you’re ready to meet your matches, then try senior dating with dating with us – just click the button below to register.
Our supportive service
We understand that deciding to take the plunge with ‘senior dating’ can be nerve-wracking. That’s why we offer a safe, supportive dating service for all of our members. Our outstanding customer care team checks all profiles and hides inactive members to ensure that the profile suggestions you receive are from genuine prospects who share your feelings about mature dating.
What’s more, we make these suggestions with true compatibility in mind. We take your relationship preferences, personality and ideal location in Canada into account – meaning that finding companionship is easier with us. If you’re ready to meet other Canadians interested in senior dating, then join EliteSingles today.
Is senior dating good for your health?
Another piece of great news for those trying older dating is that finding romance can improve your quality of life. Studies have shown that happiness levels rise with the frequency of sex– no matter how old the participants.5 As Sam Owen says, ’’a loving romantic relationship can assist an increase in self-esteem and confidence, especially if you have been feeling a bit like you have been left on the shelf.’’
Of course, a loving relationship doesn’t necessarily have to be sexual to be fulfilling. Indeed, Owen believes that the love in itself can boost self esteem. This in itself is good news as ‘’an increase in self-esteem helps us to make better decisions, experience fewer negative emotions [and] feel more optimistic about the world.”
Finding love as an older single can make you feel wonderful, a fact that applies whether this for you means sex or, simply, companionship. Both are equally valid choices and both can boost self esteem. Indeed, as Sam Owen points out, a good part of the confidence increase comes from the fact that finding a partner gives you someone to pal around with: a person to emotionally connect with.
She says that finding ”loving companionship also means we are better at forming and sustaining other close relationships, [which are] integral to good health, successful careers, our happiness, and even our longevity as research shows people who are better connected live on average 3.7 years longer.’’ Now there’s a great reason to date!
1 Ellen McCarthy, writing for the Washington Post: More Seniors Jumping into the Online Dating Fray. 2009. Found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071604623.html
2 Canadian Census 2011 data, from Statistics Canada: Generations in Canada. 2013. Found at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140926/dq140926b-eng.htm
3 All Sam Owen quotes from an exclusive EliteSingles interview, August 2014.
4 See reference 1
5 Deborah A. Forrest, Ph.D., R.Psych., writing for the British Columbia Psychological Association http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/dating-and-sexual-activity-canadians-over-50-pioneering-frontier