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Older dating: it’s never too late to find love

The greatest myth about online dating might just be that it’s a young person’s game. In fact, there are many older singles finding love online right now. Are you a mature single looking for a life-long partner? Perhaps you’re divorced, have lost someone and are ready to move on, or simply never found the right one – whatever your story, you’ll find Australians in a similar position at EliteSingles.

At EliteSingles there's a surprisingly strong contingency of members aged 55 years and older; singles from a variety of relationship backgrounds who are actively looking to start a new chapter in their lives. If you are looking to meet someone on your wavelength, then why not register for mature dating today? It's the ideal way to expand your social network and increase your chances of finding a compatible life partner.

Find love later in life

While many younger love-seekers tend to seek the stamp of wedlock, many older singles are simply seeking a companion for the twilight years. Whichever relationship style you’re looking for, compatible personality traits and common interests are of course the two make-or-break aspects of a functional, satisfying relationship. After all, as we get older our way of life and habits become familiar and deep-rooted, so dating should fit into your life; a new relationship should sweeten the voyage, not rock the boat. That's why our two-part matchmaking process aims to bring like-minded singles together. You can even set location parameters, so you meet someone nearby - from the hustle and bustle of Sydney to the inner suburbs of Toowoomba to the tropics of Cairns, there are older singles all across Australia who are looking for that special someone.  

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Be honest, talk straight

In a recent report on the Expiry Date of Love the authors found that older daters tend to drop the game-playing so favoured by younger dates, opting instead to wear their hearts on their sleeve.   “[Older daters] want to make a decision quickly and cut their losses, because they have learned life is too short for dating games”, says Watson.1  It’s not surprising, then, that the success rate in the older dating category is strong; clear relationship aims and honest, outcomes-based communication increases the efficiency of dating in general. 

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Search in the right place

You may be wondering; where are these hoards of older singles? A report printed in the Harvard Magazine called The Mature Dating Game puts it bluntly; ‘Most of your friends are already married and get together for dinner parties in the suburbs with other couples, and those still at the peak of their careers (ages 45 to 65) tend to be more isolated because they are bosses in a corner office, or work from home.’2  Of course, retired singles tend to have cemented social circles, which acts as yet another barrier to social fluidity. It’s for this reason that online dating stands as the most effective way to start a new relationship

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Be proactive!

While it may seem daunting to try online dating if you've never used it before, all it really requires is just motivation and effort. By being proactive about your love life you will find that your social network expands and your chances of finding a compatible partner significantly increase. With a yearly growth of 39% in the mature dating category of online dating in Australia, there’s never been a better time to get back in the game. So if you feel that you are ready to find love again, dive in and register with EliteSingles. You never know who's just around the corner