Now more midlifers may choose to remain single or live on their own/with their new partners over getting married again.
But at this age, most people just want to be with someone" without following the traditional path of marriage and family building. The Del Webb survey found single baby boomers are using the same methods as all age groups -- "friends and family, fitness classes, places of worship and church," Ehle said -- as well as online dating sites.And while 53 percent of single women over 50 said they'd like to date someone their own age, only 33 of single men in the same age group said the same thing.The desire to date a younger woman only grew with age for the men surveyed.The advantage for her clients with Meetup, she elaborated, is that “they can follow their own interests and participate in activities that they enjoy or new activities they want to try." "The stakes are much lower than in a first date situation and they can meet others in a more relaxed setting and cultivate friendships and relationships over time," she added."In my area, the San Francisco Bay Area, there are several Meetup groups that focus on singles in their 50s and up.” Expect ever more Boomers to hunt for love online, both at dedicated sites and at the indirect sites too.