Best dating apps and sites for singles over 40 – New York Post
There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but the waters can feel choppy out there for the over-40 set.
Dating apps and websites, they tell The Post, have been both a godsend and a nightmare.
“A lot of the problems that older individuals are facing when online dating have to do with their expectations,” relationship coach Marisa T. Cohen, 35, tells The Post. Since boomers and Gen Xers didn’t grow up with social media, they struggle to understand its nuances.
Among its younger users, Tinder — which lets nearby singles swipe through each others’ profiles — is traditionally considered more of a hookup app than a place to find a love connection. And while Tinder tells The Post that 38% of users are 35 and older, New York singles in that bracket say they haven’t had the best luck finding love there.
“I’m not a Tinder person — there’s a whole sub-genre of bots, hookers and hackers,” says Neal, a 49-year-old divorced dad who otherwise loves the app scene. (He declined to share his last name, lest it hurts his dating prospects.) He says he once may have narrowly evaded a date with a prostitute on the app.
Maria Miliotis, a 49-year-old from Queens, also isn’t a