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The administration also reported the number of Americans age 45 to 64 rose by 33 percent between 20.
A large number of these Americans are single, with 55 percent of women and 28 percent men over 65 stating they were unmarried.
Stitch.net, an on-line dating service that just launched in Fairfield County, caters to the 50 crowd.
compares itself to the dating site Tinder, popular with younger people as a place where one is more likely to find a casual date than true love.
"I think the majority of single people at this age are interested in finding a partner, but many feel that it is too overwhelming to even try to do it," she said.
"They are hoping someone will be at a dinner or be introduced by a friend, but are too insecure to go out and aggressively look for someone." For those people, Schwartz said, Internet dating is an exciting new frontier, allowing them access to a wide array of potential partners from the privacy of their own homes.
Those 50 and older have typically had a long-term relationship in their life and, when it ends for one reason or another, they're not necessarily looking for a new mate -- but they do want someone to hang out with.
Senior sites Here are some key facts from an AARP survey of 1,000 adults over 50 -- some of whom used online dating sites and some of whom didn't.
more In a lot of ways, Carmela De Vito has found that dating at 57 is similar to dating in her teens or 20s.
"The same stuff goes on," said the Milford resident.
"There has been an upswing in general in dating site scams," she said. It may be happening in older people a little bit more, because I guess they're a little more trusting." To help provide a safe place for seniors to meet, the AARP started its own dating site in 2012.