Those marriages are usually quite stable and happy too, lucky for them!
People on the site are located in all the major cities and regions of English speaking countries.
Marilyn, a 57-year-old single colleague of mine, recently reconnected with someone she had worked with many years ago. "No," Marilyn said with a laugh, "it's better than that: I'm in like with him — and that's exactly where I want to be." She further confided that they planned to make their reunions "a regular thing — if four times a year can be called 'regular.' But I think that's about all I really want." Marilyn's casual approach to maintaining a friendship with benefits typifies the mindset of older folks who have reconciled themselves to having "great fun" even if it's "just one of those things." And episodic pleasure-seeking may be more common than you think: In The Normal Bar, a book I wrote last year with Chrisanna Northrup and James Witte, we reported that 61 percent of female survey respondents who had partners fantasized about someone they had met.
A few weeks later, she joined him for "a wonderful weekend" in his home state. (For men, the figure was 90 percent.) And should they be propositioned by someone they found attractive, 48 percent of the women (and 69 percent of the men) said they would be tempted to have sex outside the relationship.
By Jane Austen standards, I was a spinster and even though I knew it was futile to measure my love life against a fictional assemblage of nineteenth-century balls and love letters, I couldn't ignore the fact that the majority of my girlfriends had gotten married and moved to the suburbs.
With a copy of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Code of Ethics at a my side (and a cursory knowledge of what worked and what didn't work on Sex and the City), I devised a personal code of conduct to see me through my little research project and agreed, after seven first dates, to meet an eighth prospect from at a bar just of Rittenhouse Square.
We are totally free, and we encourage older singles to come on in, be sociable, and connect with some great friendly people near you.
While most online dating sites try to cater to all ages, we have a community that is dedicated to others like yourself that have a bit of life experience under their belt!
This helps our members to find genuine connections with sincere and very real singles. ) If it's been a while since you've been single, you may have been surprised to learn that online dating has gone completely mainstream, and that the majority of singles (of all ages) have signed up.
(Hint: If someone who lives far away seems "too good to be true", it's time to get skeptical! Just ask some of your recently married friends where they met their partner, and chances are at least a third of them connected online.
They feel protective of their privacy and peace of mind, but they haven't become eunuchs or hermits. But offered a chance to reconnect with someone from your past — dinner with your high school steady, for example — you might just surprise yourself by winding up in bed.
The next morning (or even that night) come the recriminations: Was it wrong to give that person the sexual green light when you had no intention of rekindling the emotional side of the relationship?
So you won't find a bunch of kids in our 50-Plus community - just quality singles in a mature age group that are seeking genuine lasting connections.