However, there are also those who are genuine, honest and looking for love. Online dating “is a job, and is not easy,” says Brianne Porcelli, 56, who met now-husband Joe Porcelli, 66 on eharmony. I went to work and home.” Eharmony “took much of the legwork out of meeting someone,” she says.
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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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To this end, we participate in various affiliate programs.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.It’s “peak season” in the online dating world, with an increase in overall activity, says Spira.The reason: A combination of pre- and post-holiday breakups, New Year’s resolutions to find love and the countdown to Valentine’s Day.However, these partnerships do not influence our reviews or rankings in any way.