Sex and dating after 50
Contrary to popular belief, the survey finds that singles over 50 are very interested in being sexually active and social.
Key takeaways from the survey include: "Singles over 50 are confident in many areas of their lives including finances, careers and friendships, but are not completely satisfied when it comes to their dating and sex lives -- so much so that many have not been on a date in over 5 years," says Dr.
A quarter of singles (25%) feel that they aren't dating because they don't believe anyone is out there for them and 22% just don't know where to begin.
Wedding bells: Nearly 40% of 50 singles agree that they still want to get married!
/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.
The survey reveals their sexual appetites and level of satisfaction, dating habits and preferences, common misconceptions about 50 singles, and their current outlook on life compared to when they were younger and single.
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%).
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%).
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%).Dating dilemmas: 50 singles agree that the top 3 most difficult aspects of dating after 50 are finding someone to date (61%), asking someone out on a date (38%), and getting to know someone before asking them out on a date (33%).More than ⅓ (38%) are nervous about a first kiss or sign of affection during the date.“We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their 50s and answer the question with, ‘Yes!