By Erin Quinlan. July 24, pm Updated July 25, am. The county social services worker, who divorced in after a year marriage, had been set up with a friend of a friend, and was shocked by how grabby he was. Despairing, and desperate for some quality control, she downloaded her first-ever dating app. More and more middle-aged folks — and even seniors — are getting back in the dating game these days. The latest stats from the Pew Research Center show that spouses over 50 are calling it quits at double the rate their predecessors did in , while a nationwide AARP survey in February found that 13 million grandparents are down for romance.
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Older dating requires a unique combination of courage, grit, determination, and stamina. There is no middle ground here, and if someone rejects you, you have to remember not to take it personally, even though you may want to. It can be a painful blow to an already fragile ego. But you have to remember that people reject others for a litany of reasons, many times they might reject you for reasons that have nothing to do with you. Instead, you might want to focus on dating someone whose personality is complementary to yours.
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If you are 40ish and beyond and brand new to online dating, you are probably incapable of truly comprehending the depths of the insanity. You think you know. But this is one of those experiences that you cannot fully appreciate until you are immersed in it.
Rejection Boomer dating requires a fair amount of courage, and it also takes grit, determination, and stamina. Online dating is a high-wire act. The potential for getting rejected exists no matter how cool or good-looking you are, and there's no net to catch you when you fall.