Posted: 2017-11-15 05:33
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But even more interestingly, even though in conversation I 8767 ve found a very large percentage of our members are happy to talk to us about sex, you 8767 re right that it isn 8767 t happening so much on the forums, or on profiles, etc. I think this is because while it 8767 s a part of what many people are looking for, they don 8767 t want things to be misinterpreted that it 8767 s the only thing they 8767 re seeking. Why don 8767 t you post something on the Stitch forums and see what people have to say we 8767 d be very interested in their comments. Based on the private discussions I have with our members you are not a 8775 rare elder 8776 at all but it remains to be seen whether people will feel comfortable talking about the topic as openly as they do in private let 8767 s find out!
Well, this has real potential! I tried some of the dating sites and nope, they sure didn 8767 t work for me! So I signed up for this right away. I am lively, relatively uninhibited, smart, active and often bored don 8767 t have enough friends and people who want to do stuff: spontaneously go to a movie, do something different. Play! I really need to play and laugh more and am looking forward to meeting like-minded people. Thanks for doing this I have high hopes!
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It 8767 s a good article and there are differences in expectations when we get older. However, I still think some age indications are important. The comments about the 65 and 75 year old are true to the extent that people of exactly the same age do have different limits to their abilities, but my experience is that as we get older there are more similarities in those limitations even if not exact and there are still many other issues such as our life experiences that have made us who we are. There are generation gaps and always will be because of the society and culture we live in at various stages of life. I 8767 ve had and older friends during my life but they have had limited involvements because of our ages and needs. There is a big difference between people in their 55s and those in their 75s. I believe as I have always done that up to 7 years either side is the most to accommodate all the needs we have at various ages. I have observed it as a psychologist and lawyer and stick to this even though some people live in the moment only so willing to accept anyone for the moment.
I think that distance, like age, in many cases doesn 8767 t matter. However, on 8766 those 8767 other dating sites, it seems that everyone is looking for that perfect person within a pizza delivery distance. A lot of these folks, would be hard pressed to try dating 85 years ago without cell phones, instant messaging, internet or restaurants, entertainment venues and such on every street corner.
Why does it seem like society is so against women over 55 being proactive in finding love? or desiring marriage despite being past our childbearing years? We get treated as though we 8767 re somehow being tramps or that we 8767 ve let the side down because we don 8767 t want to wind up like the bitter dried up older women who are content to stay single with their cats and 8766 female friends 8767 who just sit around and complain about their female problems or trash talk men for being dogs! It annoys me that we older women get labeled as 8766 desperate 8767 and told to 8775 wait for God 8767 s time 8776 or that 8775 the right one will come along when you 8767 re not looking: and the while men our ages are out there living it up, meeting and marrying women and starting whole new families sometimes with women from foreign countries who are enough to be their own daughters! Maybe some of those women are content to be quasi-lesbians, but I love men and I want to have one and it doesn 8767 t make me bad for feeling that way! I 8767 ll want men in my life well into my old age. I 8767 ll only stop wanting a fellow when I am DEAD!!!
Stitch is only just getting started so our user numbers are small, but they 8767 re growing rapidly (helped a lot by the recent press we 8767 ve been getting in journals like The Atlantic). We 8767 re initially focusing on a couple of locations before we open up the platform globally, and the actual release date depends on the feedback we get from users in the meantime. If you register for Stitch or subscribe to our newsletter you 8767 ll be kept in the loop about the locations we 8767 ll be rolling out, as well as when we launch Stitch globally.
In case you hadn 8767 t figured it out by now, all the differences we 8767 ve described above lead most older adults to conclude that, well, online dating is not a positive experience at all. It 8767 s built around the needs of generations, who care a lot about age, about appearances, about filtering out potential matches based on arbitrary criteria, who are happy to spend inordinate amounts of time online, browsing and scrutinizing potential matches.
Thanks so much for sharing such an honest and open comment even posting a comment on a forum like this can be challenging, let alone trying online dating! I 8767 m obviously a little biased but what you describe is exactly the sort of scenario that inspired us to create Stitch in the first place. 8775 Dating 8776 simply isn 8767 t the solution for most people, which is why we 8767 re trying to give people an opportunity to connect more naturally. Why don 8767 t you create an account to check it out you can take a look at the sort of discussions that our members are having, and why it helps them meet each other without that pressure of 8775 dating 8776 .
Sorry to hear that Jennifer. We know that 8767 s not the case for everyone given the mountain of positive feedback we 8767 ve received from so many of our members, but of course we 8767 re not in charge of every member of the site so can 8767 t claim to be perfect. When you say they 8767 re 8775 insincere 8776 , are you saying they are claiming to be someone they are not? If so please report the members concerned so we can take action.
I believe I will be the only person you have heard from who says I am 95 years in age. I feel very lucky to be in good health and still drive and do my own errands. I was married for 68 years and had a wonderful husband who I lost two years ago. He was a fantastic dancer and I miss dancing now. I would like some one as a friend and likes to be active and dances and likes playing cards and enjoys life like I do. I also believe there will never be a man in this category. but it was fun just sending this information.
After being a widow for two years, I am just recently getting back into the dating scene and everything that you stated is spot on.. I signed up for an online dating service and as you said, it 8767 s just a rehash of the ones because all that the men are looking for is physical attributes. This new dating game is altogether different than when I dated 55 years ago. I 8767 m just beginning to feel comfortable with it.
You 8767 re certainly the only person who has posted on our blog about being 95 years old although we DO have a 99 year-old member of Stitch in New York City! You sound as if you had a wonderful marriage, thanks so much for sharing. You 8767 re unlikely to find someone quite like your husband again (he 8767 s clearly irreplaceable) but don 8767 t give up on finding friends, that 8767 s what it 8767 s all about!
Thanks, Andrew! That 8767 s exactly what I hoped to hear. I 8767 ve not joined any if the social sites, but I 8767 ve peeked over friends 8767 shoulders as they either looked for correspondence from 8775 matches 8776 that never appeared or read the almost insulting ones attempting to let them down easy by saying they were or they looked too old. One 77 year old friend was asked to re-contact her 86 year old 8775 admirer 8776 after she lost 75 lbs, colored her gray hair blond and let it grow to at least shoulder length. Good grief! I 8767 ll be watching the Stitch forums to find good intelligent conversation that will certainly be a breath of fresh air!
Great comment! In lots of the interviews I 8767 ve given over the last 67 months I 8767 ve actually mentioned many times that one thing I find refreshing about our members is their willingness to talk openly about issues related to sex, given the topic of sex over 65 doesn 8767 t get much coverage in traditional media (although it is increasing). Interestingly enough those comments rarely get published, maybe because they 8767 re seen as too racy, I 8767 m not sure.
At 85 having had polio 76 years ago and lived normal life, raised 5 kids, had a wonderful husband that died 75 years ago. All kids married with children living all on their own with good jobs too. and I 8767 m sitting here alone. I walk with a crutch and have good health, drive my car around town but miss conversation. My dog even died. At this age most of my friends are gone too. .I guess God has no need for me yet. In the meantime it would be nice too have someone to talk with instead of only the girls at Mcdonalds.
As for what the men on Stitch are looking for I don 8767 t really like to generalize about what other people want, but I can say that we see a very clear self-selection happening on Stitch. Older men who want to find a woman have plenty of other sites they can go to who cater to that. The ones who are attracted to Stitch join us because they are looking for real people, shared interests and conversation just as much as any physical attraction. If you check out our member testimonials page (just click the 8775 Testimonials 8776 link at the top of the home page) I think you 8767 ll see David 8767 s comment which sums this up quite nicely.
I 8767 ve never heard of Stitch. On-line dating for Seniors is very hard. Seems to me the impression I get is that Men over 65 lose interest in even taking care of themselves, describe themselves as Average, when in fact, they can 8767 t see their toes when they look down and seem to expect a response just by including you in their 8775 Favorites 8776 . or just a 8775 Hi 8776 as a message. But from what I 8767 ve heard, Adults also seem to deal with these same responses.