Dating for seniors widowers

The men came from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.They were mainly middle-class, although many had started out poor. The study’s researchers, Alinde Moore and Dorothy Stratton, are faculty members of Ashland University in Ohio.

The men tend to marry a widow close to them in age and someone they already know.

In the current study, only 17 of the 51 men remarried – the youngest at age of 54 and the oldest at age 81.

Sudden deaths, on the other hand, were very traumatic, leaving a man at least temporary immobilized. Most felt they had at least some control over their lives.

This was especially true for younger men, who felt that in addition to losing their wives, they lost the future. For example, "Clarence," 93, who lived alone, established a comfortable daily routine.

Young people are incredibly age-prejudiced, to such an extent that age is one of the most important filter criteria used to find a match on online dating sites. Age is the second-most important attribute used to help users determine if they’re interested in a potential match (after the photo).

This scenario is not just on Match.com, but on E-harmony, Ourtime, Plenty of Fish, OK Cupid, and the rest of the dating websites.

Once you’re into your wisdom years your needs, desires and expectations are very different from what you’re looking for when you’re in your 20s.

Let’s take a look at nine things you (probably) didn’t know about dating for older adults: It seems counter-intuitive to say that people characterized by one attribute — how old they are — don’t care as much about age when looking for a companion, but it’s true.

What stands out as the most important aspect of a person when determining if you may be a potential match? With Tinder (and pretty much every other online dating system on the market today) the photo is all-important.

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