The Perks of Online Dating After 50: A Guest Post from eHarmony Canada

Posted on February 27, 2013




My Sex and the Sixty-Year-Old posts got the attention of eHarmony Canada, who requested equal time.  I’m happy to give it because, in spite of what I write about Susan’s misadventures in the dating world, I believe that online dating works.  I, along with countless other formerly single people, found love online.  I’m also glad that it’s eHarmony Canada, since this gives Susan a whole new country to tackle.


If you’re over 50, chances are you’ve had your fair share of dating experience. From hooking up and keeping things casual in your 20s you moved on to settling down and perhaps getting married in your 30s and 40s. But now, as you move into the next phase of your life after divorce, widowhood or just the end of a previous relationship, it’s time to approach your dating life with renewed vigor and excitement. One of the most exciting ways to do this is by meeting people online. So don’t be disheartened about dating over 50 – you’re just getting started.


Not your local bar

It’s often easier to meet people when you’re younger. Whether it’s at college, at work or out on the town, there are simply more opportunities to meet new people when you’re in your 20s and 30s. By the time you get to your 50s, it’s not just as simple as going out to the local pub and chatting up a stranger, and the people you work with may all be married or in relationships of their own. Online dating allows you to confidently get to know someone at your own pace, without having to go too far out of your comfort zone.


Knowing what works

By the time you’re in your 50s, you know yourself pretty well. You know what you’re looking for in someone else, what you’re willing to tolerate and what you’re absolutely not willing to stand for. You know what turns you on and the kind of people who can do it. Gone is the insecurity of your 20s – this is a time where you can go after what you want. When you try online dating at eHarmony, you can easily fill out the extensive questionnaire that determines what kind of personality you have and the people who will be truly compatible.


Meet new people with confidence

If you’ve just ended a relationship, your confidence levels may have dipped a little. But the great thing about meeting people online is that you can reveal as much or as little about yourself as you like, without getting too involved too quickly. Take things at your own pace and feel confident in the fact that there are plenty of people out there who are looking for meaningful relationships, just like you.

So whether you’re looking for Toronto or Edmonton singles, senior dating has never been so easy or so fun. If you’re willing to put yourself out there and begin this next chapter of your dating life, you’ll be surprised by how many great singles are out there – head online today and see for yourself!