Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
Too many people in their fifties and beyond have given up on ever meeting a new partner or new friends.
But there are millions of other 50 men and 50 women like you, who have just broken up with a partner, got divorced or lost someone very special.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, people who lived in the former republics got an unrestricted access to the Western world and vice versa.
Today, love literally has no boundaries thanks to modern means of communication.