Searching for love isn’t something reserved just for young folks. In fact, a new survey finds there are plenty of older Americans still looking for “the one,” but what they’re looking for has changed over the years.
A new survey of Americans over the age of 50 finds:
25% have gone on a date with a new potential partner.
30% would actually be willing to go on a dating show for seniors to find love.
Half say meeting someone through a friend is the best way to find love, while 43% have tried online dating.
20% of those over 50 feel like they are currently in their sexual prime.
But 40% say they are more nervous to date now than they were when they were younger.
When it comes to what folks over 50 are looking for in a mate, their criteria has certainly changed from when they were young.
While 75% say when they were younger physical attraction was the most important thing, now 79% say kindness is most important.
Other top qualities those 50 and over are looking for include:
Sense of humor (59%)
Physical attractiveness (46%)
Family values (45%)
Relationship with family (42%)
Amount of income (29%)
When they were younger, after physical attractiveness, the most important qualities were: