The New York metro is the epicenter for single older women, with 325,000 more women than men.
After55.com’s survey offers other possibilities closer to home for single seniors who live in a senior-housing or retirement community.
We asked respondents to look over 25 potential senior-living activities to pick which ones interest them the most.
The first reason for online dating popularity with Boomers is that it is a generation that has some comfort - and familiarity - with the Internet.
Looking for a date online is - in some respects - not much different from looking for a great stock to buy and Boomers, definitely, do the latter. Southern California-based cyber dating expert Julie Spira pointed to multiple additional reasons for the jump in Boomer online dating: “Boomers are getting divorced and online dating didn’t exist when they first got married or coupled up.” She added: “Some Boomers are joining online dating sites due to the death of a spouse or a partner.” Reason three: “ Empty nesters are finding time to focus on their love lives now that their kids are out of the house.” Denver psychologist Wyatt Fisher - who also runs a dating site called Christian Crush - agrees that those facing isolation are inclined to take the easy jump online.
The two met on a Facebook dating site that caters to women who are interested in dating older men.