Match.com is the top online dating app, and their special site for people over 50, Our Time, has seen a 134% increase in use in the past two years.
Julie Spira is an award-winning online dating expert and author and says for many people newly widowed, divorced, or finding themselves wanting companionship, it’s the only way to get out and meet new people with similar interests and likes, and this is the month to do it. “Yes, it is peak season! This happens between December 26 and February 14, because there’s this panic button that we’re so close to Valentine’s Day, and wouldn’t it be great to be someone’s Valentine this year?” If you’re interested check out her website at cyberdatingexpert.com. Lumin is another of the apps she mentions for boomers. “There’s different dating sites that are specifically targeted for people over 50.”