The response was overwhelming: 500 registrations in less than 3 days, and over 250 very detailed comments.We realized immediately that our little trial of online dating for seniors was something that resonated with people all over the world, and that we needed to go ahead and build something that would help us touch the lives of older adults everywhere.A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.That represents a big boost for senior dating sites and an increase in the number of older singles populating the big sites like I’ve been faithful to my husband for 17 years, but I had the urge to feel this rush of adrenaline again, to seduce again…But I needed to be very discreet, because my family life makes me happy and I didn’t want to change anything to it.
There are thousands of active singles on Date looking to chat right now.
Here are our dating site picks for seniors, 2104 (see our earlier picks here).
We’ve tested the big sites, as well as some promising newcomers.
It has felt a bit strange, then, that the article which inspired Stitch doesn’t appear on the Stitch blog.
We thought it was high time we republished it here, updated to reflect what we’ve learned from the thousands of people who have registered for Stitch so far and told us their stories. We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.