Online dating over the last decade
And the former certainly applies to boomers: They have the life skills, work experience and, in some cases, job titles (past or present), that would be as attractive to an employer as much as an online dater.
College graduates and the affluent are especially likely to know people who use online dating or met someone through it.
Dating sites now make it easy to link to your Facebook account to grab recent pictures.
Discard any photos that are over two years old and please don’t lie about your weight, height, and age.
Nearly six-in-10 college graduates (58%) know someone who uses online dating, and nearly half (46%) know someone who has entered into a marriage or long-term partnership with someone they met online. Online dating is like shopping on Amazon rather than wandering aimlessly around a shopping mall.
“The economics of looking for a partner are very similar to finding a job,” Oyer says.
“At a certain point you have to apply what economists call search theory.
Boomers are more likely to be single, divorced or widowed, studies have shown.
“They’re much more likely to respond positively in general to online dating and the people who use it.” There’s also been an anecdotal increase in his research of those who know someone who has met a partner through online dating, Smith says.