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Quiet on "cougar": 67% of 50 single females agree that they would not find it flattering to be called a "cougar." UNLIKE PEOPLE IN THEIR 20S, 50 SINGLES KNOW WHAT THEY WANT Singles over 50 know what they're looking for in life and in potential partners now more than ever Eye on the prize: Over half of 50 singles say they know exactly what they want when it comes to relationships (55%) and they know what they DON'T want when looking for someone to date (73%).
Better at dating now: Compared to when they were in their 20s, 65% of 50 singles say they have a deeper appreciation for relationships now, are better partners now (61%), are pickier now about who they want to date (63%), say it's easier now to figure out if the person is right for them sooner (57%), and say they're better at sex now (31%).
Have it all together: Nearly ⅓ of 50 singles say their finances (34%) and career (27%) are all much better now compared to when they were in their 20s.
Perspective on life: 25% of 50 singles say they have a much better outlook on life now compared to when they were in their 20s. Forget regrets: One in four people 50 say they have no dating regrets (25%) and 44% of people 50 don't have any sexual regrets.
"Still, singles in midlife are primed to get back out there because they know who they are and what they want and have positive perspectives on life." Additional key takeaways from the survey include: LOOKING FOR LOVE Singles over 50 are nervous about dating but want to get back out there in the hopes of finding love Finding love: 50 singles are hopeful!
Nearly ¾ (72%) of singles over 50 say they're open to finding love in the future.“These women live full, rich lives without being obsessed with finding a partner.However, they are available and get out to events, activities, meetings, parties, and other opportunities to meet new friends.Top partner attributes: The top 3 attributes that are more important in a partner for 50 singles now compared to when they were in their 20s are: health (31%), finances (30%), and outlook on life (29%).Advice not welcome: 81% of 50 singles DON'T seek dating advice from others./PRNewswire/ -- Our Time, the largest dating community for singles aged 50 and over, today released findings from its new survey, It's Still On: Dating After 50, which explores how this diverse, rapidly-growing singles group views love, dating and sex in today's modern dating landscape.