As to the “why” behind the lack of date-nights, nearly 60 percent say they don’t need a relationship to be happy.
More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.
Those exceptions take effort, and online dating is like Amazon Prime for sex.
No matter what type of relationship you're looking for — from the forever kind to the friends-with-benefits kind — there's an app for that!
But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.
On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.
More than 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus.
That’s true whether you’re 16 or 56, but more than 40 percent don’t believe there is anyone “out there” to date.