As our partner psychologist Sam Owen puts it: "as we get older and our children have flown the nest, we can have fewer people in our social network which can increase our feelings of loneliness".
One way to expand your social circle is through over 50 dating online, and with 1 in 3 of our members aged 50 Elite Singles is a great place to start.
Whether you're looking for love or companionship our smart matching system combines a personality test along with your personal search criteria to help you find that someone special. With Elite Singles you can be introduced to singles close to home.
As we sipped wine and gazed out at the hotel's infinity pool and the lights of the city, we talked about how nice it would be have to have a date with us.
Naturally, the topic turned to men and the atmosphere in the room began to resemble a slumber party. We sat side by side, swiping right and left, exclaiming with glee when we matched with someone. I had tried (and still use) other dating applications but the pool of men I had been meeting began to feel limited.
It’s easy to get the feeling that as an older single you’re one of the few.
But this is certainly not so – in the UK there are more and more wanting to start dating again over 50.