Louisville, KY, October 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Once, online dating was considering the sphere of younger singles and early adopters, but all that has changed. "Online dating has become ordinary and expected among women and men over 50," says sexual health expert and Vibrant Nation author Dr. Pepper Schwartz. In fact, today, singles in their 50s and 60s are actually at the forefront the online dating trend, reports the Huffington Post. One factor fueling this trend: the rising divorce rate among the over-50 crowd. Women over 50 rediscovering all that life has to offer after a late-in-life divorce now view online dating as a smart strategy for boosting their chances of finding what they want in a romantic relationship.
On VibrantNation.com, the leading online community for women over 50, members know: Once a woman gets older and is no longer in school, and especially if she works full time and has other obligations, her opportunities to meet someone are limited. So, why not up the odds with online dating?
Consider this: at leading dating site eHarmony.com, singles 50 and older are one of the fastest growing groups among its over 33 million users worldwide. At the popular dating site Match.com, it’s a similar story: 25 percent of its members are between 50 and 65. Boomers on Match.com have grown 89 percent in the last five years, site officials told USA Today, including 71 percent after a divorce and 11 percent who were widowed.
The real question then is not whether women over 50 should utilize dating sites, but rather, can single women over 50 looking for a relationship afford not to hop on the online dating bandwagon? What’s stopping them?
At Vibrant Nation, some midlife women express concerns about online dating such as: How can I gauge chemistry online? How can I tell whether a potential match is misrepresenting himself in his profile? Should I lie about my age in my own profile - and how else can I improve my chances of connecting with age-appropriate men?
None of these problems are insurmountable, however. In fact, an increasing number of midlife women in the Vibrant Nation community are reporting great success with online dating. Rather than allowing nervousness, frustration, or unfamiliarity with the mechanics of online dating prevent them from taking advantage of one of their best dating tools, they have learned strategies that work - and they are coaching other midlife women on how to do online dating right! Their best online dating advice can be found in the new Vibrant Nation Special Report: Online Dating for Women Over 50: Tips and Strategies to find the love you want, regardless of age - http://www.vibrantnation.com/freemiums/online-dating-for-women-over-50-tips-and-strategies-to-find-the-love-you-want-regardless-of-age.
The report outlines real midlife women’s online dating success stories as well as specific, practical tips on: how to tip the numbers game of online dating in your favor; how to write an online dating profile that gets noticed by the right men; which dating sites work best for women over 50 (including sites for older singles); lying about your age in your profile - the pros and cons; why an older woman’s age may actually be an asset when dating; and how to decode his dating profile - recognizing red flags and zeroing in on the best matches; and more.
Vibrant Nation is the leading online community for women 50+ - the safe place where midlife women can connect with other women like themselves on issues unique to their stage of life. And it’s a community for vibrant women only. In addition to Special Reports, Vibrant Nation publishes conversations and weblogs about a variety of topics, from work & money, to fashion & beauty, from love & sex, to family & relationships. VibrantNation.com is the reliable online source for information, inspiration and peer support for 50 million women over 50.
Everything about a woman’s life after 50 is part of the ongoing conversation at VibrantNation.com, including love and relationships for women after 50. Because Vibrant Nation members and contributors look to their peers for information and support about the things that matter most at midlife, Vibrant Nation editors produced this helpful Special Report to share the community’s best advice on how to find love at any age.
Download the free Vibrant Nation Special Report Online Dating for Women Over 50: Tips and Strategies to find the love you want, regardless of age - http://www.vibrantnation.com/freemiums/online-dating-for-women-over-50-tips-and-strategies-to-find-the-love-you-want-regardless-of-age to get the best online dating advice from the real experts: the vibrant midlife women of VibrantNation.com.
VibrantNation.com is the leading online community devoted exclusively to the influential and fast-growing demographic of smart, successful women over 50. At Vibrant Nation, these women (whom we've named "Vibrant Women") can look for tips, share information, and join smart conversations about work, style, relationships, wellness, books, and more. www.vibrantnation.com.