Cons of Online Dating in Later Life

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Effort – Actively dating, whether in person or online, requires time and effort.


Misrepresentations –Whereas older men look for an attractive physical appearance and youthfulness in the women they choose to date, women, in general, are less concerned with looks and instead pay attention to the socioeconomic status

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Unwanted sexual messages

Older adults are not necessarily against sexual contact, but when sexual messages are sent too soon after meeting someone, they often make the recipient uncomfortable. 

Negative experiences – Just as with meeting people in-person, there is always a chance for negative occurrences with online dating.

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Lack of success

While some older adults do meet people online with whom they can create lasting romantic relationships, it unfortunately seems that most are unsuccessful (Fileborn et al., 2015). Several reasons have been cited for the lack of success

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Surprisingly, the advantages of these good habits even applied to those with life-threatening illnesses including

Some of the positives include growing a social network, gaining new friends and having a sense of safety and control. However, some of the drawbacks to dating online include the time, effort, lack of success, unwanted sexual messages, and the risk of people misrepresenting themselves

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