Adult dating meet personality
'This is going to be OK' Fiehler says she appreciated being able to vet potential dates' personalities through messages and emails first before arranging to meet in person — another thing she shared in common with those who took part in The Journal of Women and Aging study.
They reported a perceived a sense of safety while dating online, thanks to the ability to control the pace of the conversation and have the opportunity to build a level of comfort with matches before deciding to meet.
And today, we finish that series with an American using online dating in late middle age. A Pew survey says the number of people using online dating services between the ages of 55 and 64 has gone up 200 percent. She's a software engineer from Ohio, and she traces her history with online dating all the way back to the 1970s.
Fiehler told us how she made the connection then and what happened when she logged on again decades later.
A Pew study found that from 2013 to 2015, the number of users aged 55 to 64 years old who dated online doubled from six to 12 percent.
The study, which examined positive and negative perceptions of dating online in women over 50, found women often described a lack of responses as reason they would consider themselves unsuccessful online.