Looking for Companionship – find friends to spend quality time with
There has been an increasing spotlight on the 50, 60 and 70 plus generation and the current rate of divorce that is happening to the over 50 plus age groups. Many baby boomers born after the Second World War between 1946 and 1964 are now divorcing after over twenty-plus years of apparently happy marriage, they’ve even been labelled the `Grey Divorce’ generation.
I have quite a few friends over fifty, and they seem to be separating and divorcing all over the place, even though their marriages appeared happy and contented. With their children grown up, leaving home and leading independent lives, they have decided to go their separate ways and start afresh with their own independent new lives and new directions. I’ve noticed a trend in that my over fifty friends are wanting more out of life and are actively seeking fresh and new experiences.
There seems to be the feeling and awareness that you only live your life once, and to make the best out of it. Because they are financially better off, having had careers, long and stable pensions and gaining the most advantage from the property boom prices over the years, they have the freedom and choice to be able to break away and find new directions.
There’s also evidence that the Baby Boomer generation are more experienced and educated overall, and therefore they have the confidence and aspirations to actually break away and venture into the unknown. In generations before them, married couples stayed married because that was the expected thing to do, and also they did not have the choices that couples, both young and old, have today.
Women are also more independent today; they are more educated and have their own careers and aspirations, and are choosing more proactively whether to stay in a marriage or to change their lives and do something new. By the time they are over 50, they also feel that being the nurturing role of a wife and mother is something that they have fulfilled, and that it is time to do something with their lives for themselves. As a result, there has been an explosion in dating for the over 50s and 60s, because there’s been huge demand for more mature dating than previous generations.
My friends over fifty are dating once again, meeting new people, travelling and taking up new hobbies. They use websites that are specialist in dating for over 50s, and can meet with many like-minded people of the same generation and with similar outlooks more easily than ever before. No longer do they have to rely on discreet newspaper personal ads, and expensive, long-winded dating agencies, they can instantly go online, register with a multitude of specialist dating sites for over 50s and start meeting new people. This is becoming more and more the norm and mature generations are enjoying this format of meeting new companions and the convenience it brings.
With the huge boom in social media, it’s also much easier to stay in touch with people, both old and new friends, so the `silver surfers’ who are over 50 are forming new relationships, communicating and connecting more than ever before.
If you’re looking for companionship, why not dip your toe in the water and join up for free with SeniorDating-UK.co.uk and find people looking for friendship.