“There are many more pitfalls for males than females,” said Janet Lever, a sociologist at California State University in Los Angeles who helped write and interpret the study.
Well, Hinge—the app that matches you with people in your extended network and that reported to be the 11th most popular dating app in the country—has an answer.
No matter what you’ve heard, Hinge and dating apps like it don’t appear to be all that effective when it comes to making real connections that could lead to relationships.
But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.
On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.
In fact, nearly 60 percent say they make better decisions about compatibility now compared to when they were younger. Be the master of the segue if he talks too much, or the conversation swerves into uncomfortable topics. Show up to your dates open, happy and being your already charming self.
Some 42 percent have better quality dates, and 52 percent say part of the allure of dating in the 50s is the absence of the tick-tock of the biological clock. But every day I coach women like you through situations they wish they didn't get into. Make sure you get to talk about yourself in a meaningful way as well. It will bring out the best in him and insure that you both have the best time possible. I Love You, there is something valuable to learn from every date.
In college, Hoock dated a traditional guy who never let her pitch in.
He once bought her 0 worth of clothing on a single shopping trip.
Although meant to show how much he cared for her, his splurges made her feel obligated to hang out with him — and created rifts in the relationship.