It’s never too late. Love can be found at any age. Some people prefer to connect with potential dates through online dating sites, while others still want to meet the “old-fashioned” way, in person.
But did you know that where you live could increase your odds of meeting someone? As first reported in an article by Provision Living Senior Living Communities (based on data from Match.com), an older adult’s chances for romance could be directly affected by where they live.
OurTime, a popular dating site for singles over 50, did a survey in 2017 which explored dating trends and habits. The online survey was taken by 2,000 singles not currently in a relationship, with 1,000 of them being over 50 years of age.
Many reported they are nervous about dating, but nearly 72% say they’re hopeful and open to finding love in the future. The survey concluded that compared to when they were in their 20s, 65% of 50+ singles say they have a deeper appreciation for relationships and are better partners now.
However, sixty-one percent (61%) agree one of the most difficult aspects of dating at an older age is simply finding someone to go out with.
Here is a list of the 10 U.S. cities which have the highest concentration of singles age 55+ per data from Match.com. Six out of the top ten cities are in warmer climates – California and Florida. And several of them are situated along a coast, which might prove that long walks on the beach will never go out of style as an enjoyable date, no matter what our age.
- Vero Beach, FL
- Bay Shore, NY
- Santa Monica, CA
- Costa Mesa, CA
- Towson, MD
- Wyandotte, MI
- Naples, FL
- Santa Cruz, CA
- Clearwater, FL
- Ocean City, NJ