Instead, it is important for older people to define new and authentic modes of intimacy and sexuality, so knowing where to find potential partners is important, and is, interestingly, more accessible than ever before for today’s aging population.There were more than 40 million Americans over 65 in 2011, according to the U. Administration on Aging, an 18% increase from 2000.The administration also reported the number of Americans age 45-64 rose by 33% from 2000-2011.A large number of these Americans are single, with 55% of women and 28% men over 65 stating they were unmarried.For those wary of the World Wide Web and those too shy to meet people in social settings — dating coaches, services and matchmakers are the way to go!Judith Gottesman, a geriatric social worker turned matchmaker who works with Jewish singles comments, “A surprising number of older people don’t use computers at all, and many who do aren’t comfortable using them for dating sites.
They are crucial throughout our lives, but especially in our latter life for happiness, health and overall well-being.
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Stitch.net, an on-line dating service that just launched in Fairfield County, caters to the 50 crowd.