Indeed, dating sites like Elite Singles are well suited to the mindset of the over 50s.
Dating at this age can be tricky, after all – it’s not always easy to meet singles full stop, let alone those with whom you have a lot in common. Not only are there many so-called 'senior' singles actively looking to find a partner, our smart matchmaking system means that those people you do meet will already be on your wavelength.
But, Tinder’s modus operandi offends me with its ‘swipe right or left’ because it seems to me a very shallow way of selecting a possible date.
However, this is a minor thing compared to the fact that Tinder is really for the young, and yes, my offspring uses it, and I really don’t want to bump into him on Tinder either.
And it’s not quite so focused on dating as Tinder is.
As the company announces on its home page, its mission is based on this statement: “Because everybody needs company – friendship, activities, travel and romance for mature adults.” The founders of Stitch have a credo and it is: “There’s more fun to be had after 50.” As the statistics point out, 1 in 10 Baby Boomers is single, either through divorce or bereavement.
I don’t want to see what he’s doing and I certainly don’t want him observing my activity.
But, they say “a stitch in time saves nine,” and I have just discovered that there is a brand new dating app for people our age called Stitch that provides the same user-friendly interface as Tinder, but it’s just for us.
Some people find it more comfortable to meet new people in a group setting and for those with safety concerns, it provides peace of mind.
Speaking of safety, I recall my friend Anne insisting that I give her a call every time I actually met somebody from an online dating site.
For most people, trying dating over 50 can be something of a juggling act, as you try and reconcile the idea of new love with memories of your past.
It’s no easy feat, whether you be divorced, a long-time single or a widower or a widowed.
Then he “stitched” (in the business sense) with Marcie Rogo of Connect Around in San Francisco and Stitch was born.