When it comes to dating is 50 the new 40?


Depending on who you believe, reports in the media portray Australians as:

  1. Ageing better than ever and looking great for longer and longer
  2. Weight more than ever, suffering the damage that a life time of bad food and bad choices can do to your body

We’re either living longer more exciting lives with vigour, passion and interest, or we’re more sedentary, living in virtual worlds with less confidence and a growing sense that we’re going to be kept alive long after we’re ready to go.

Is this the case for our group of second time around daters,  is 50 the new 40? Are people looking better, staying physically fit and connected to popular culture? Are they remaining creative and engaged with the community, or is this a simple case of baby boomers refusing to admit that they’re getting older? Which is it? And is there any way to draw a general statement about today’s 50-year-olds?

If you’re 50 years or older, we’d love to hear what you think about yourself and the current pool of senior dating prospects.

Here are some thought starters:

1. Do you generally find that your matches are fit, attractive and looking considerably younger than their biological age?
2. Do you generally find that your matches are knowledgeable about popular culture?
3. Do you consider yourself much different to when you were 35?
4. If your date said, “Let’s go to a midnight movie!” Would you go?
5. What’s the difference between your biological age and the age most people think you are?
6. Are your musical tastes different today, than what they were when you were younger?

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