Finding Love and Friendship At Any Age With Dating Sites

AD| Are you single and looking for love? Are you finding it hard to meet the right person? Dating can be very daunting if you haven't done it for a long while but it can also be fun and exciting. But did you know that one in five relationships in the UK now begin online. If you’re single and dating, you’re no doubt facing special challenges during the current crisis with the world going crazy over coronavirus, when it comes to starting new relationships. Dating during these times has gone online and dating apps or websites have made it easier than ever for singles to get 'out' there and meet new people. As our lives become busier and more hectic, it can be tricky to find time to set aside to go on dates, or to even find people to go on dates with. Dating apps come in to help, by allowing you to get chatting to people more easily from the touch of a few buttons.

Online dating websites and apps are all over internet nowadays, and growing more and more popular everyday. As well as general dating sites like Tinder, Bumble, to name a few, there are some aimed at people with a specific theme, for example religion and age groups. Anyone of any age can date, find love, companionship and friendship using specific dating sites for their needs and to suit their lifestyle. Online dating helps you to make connections in your local area, and it's usually completely free to join. 
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For the younger generation, the use of dating websites and apps seems to be a big part of modern day society, and considered to be something that the majority of people currently use or have used in the past. The under 30's seem dating app whizz's as they seem to find these more comfortable to use in everyday life and with newer technology, it's so much simpler to get the hang of. Using sites like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge seem the most popular apps/websites for the younger generation, with online dating being available anytime and anywhere, you can keep up to date, talk, text and video chat with new people whilst on the go.

For the over 30's to 50's ish, a more middle aged group, your adulting life starts to take over in full force and you don't seem to live as carefree as you did in your younger days. Your lifestyle enters into a more settled routine, and you would have figured out what you want or know what you’re looking for. As well as the previously mentioned dating sites like Tinder and Bumble, there are some websites that are available and more suited towards the middle aged group. Sites like and eHarmony are advertised for a slightly more mature and adult audience.

With current dating apps that tend to cater to younger generations, it can be harder for the more elderly generation to find love and companionship, but there are several sites that cater just for them which makes it so much easier to find what they are looking for. Living as a single over 50 can be quite daunting, as you may feel extremely lonely and are lacking friendly company. With the more senior generation using specific older dating sites that are targeted mainly towards them can help them feel more comfortable and confident with online dating in their later life. The focus of these more age targeted sites is for a very much on long-term commitment rather than a more casual dating approach, so if you're looking for something serious, this could be worth a try.

As a round up for this post, I've put together a few helpful tips for finding love and friendship at any age, and things that will help you whilst online dating;

- Make sure you are happy with yourself before getting into a relationship.
- Make sure to be yourself, be honest and have confidence in yourself.
- Don't take rejection too personally and use it as a platform to better yourself and grow as a person.
- Be realistic and have patience. The 'one' might not come to you straight away.
- Know exactly what you want and make this clear in order to build genuine connections.
- Be more open minded, and maybe talk to someone who isn't necessarily your "usual type".
- Mostly importantly, keep online dating safe.

Have you tried online dating before? What websites or apps have you used? What advice would you give?

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