En español | You made the mistake of asking your adult daughter if that guy she went out with last night was "anything serious." She gave you a nonchalant shrug and smiled."Don't book the church yet, Mom — it was just a hookup!For 50-plus types unwilling to walk — possibly rewalk — the path that leads to romance, rings and relocation, the prospect of a "friend with benefits" is looking less and less like a millennial indulgence.After all, it gets awfully lonely waiting around for "the one." Perhaps you've decided that what you need at this point in your life is someone to talk to and laugh with — someone with whom you can share the sheets, but not the tax refund.A kiss is just a kiss 53% of singles over 50 feel it is appropriate to kiss someone after one date.Lucky 7 51% of singles over 50 are NOT satisfied with their sex lives.
“Still, singles in midlife are primed to get back out there because they know who they are and what they want and have positive perspectives on life.” Our Time, a website and dating app dedicated to the 50 crowd, surveyed singles and provided the following insight into how this growing end of the dating pool views love, dating, and sex.Misconception Half of singles over 50 agree that the biggest misconception about them is that they are NOT interested in sex (50%).Other misconceptions include that they are not open to new experiences (46%), their health is deteriorating (45%), they are lonely/less social (44%), and they have a negative outlook/not happy (38%).Companionship in their words “covers friends, marriage, and everything in between.” There’s less of an emphasis on sex and physical appearance and there’s no system of rating like on other apps.There isn’t even in-app messaging because as Dowling explains: “We found that our users prefer to speak on the phone.” So maybe they’re not looking for hookups, but the idea of just how matches are made are very Tinder-ish.