Today January 3 is also set to be the UK’s busiest ever day for online dating, according to Match.com, with dating app users scrolling through an average of 43 profiles and message 22 people on their first day back in the office. If one of your resolutions is to fall in love this year, statistics say you’ll have a better chance by getting yourself online with the rest of the capital’s young, social and connected singles - as an estimated one in five relationships are now forged on dating apps.Like most dating websites it is free to register a profile.The good news is that the basic features of actually using the site (including sending some messages) are also free.According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.The internet dating site brought to you by The Oldie magazine where you can meet like-minded Oldie readers, for friendship, flirtation or a full-blown romance.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016).
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.