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Many also worry about protecting their children’s inheritance, which marrying could seriously compromise.
Those who do want to remarry “come waving a prenuptial at each other,” said Ms.
The 60-plus crowd represents the fastest-growing segment in online daters, said Wendy K.
Harold Spielman, 86, is the co-author of “Suddenly Solo: A Lifestyle Road Map for the Mature Widowed and Divorced Man,” which he wrote after his wife of 32 years died in 2008 and he found himself adrift. Spielman asked 1,600 men and women over 55 about their feelings on love.
Among his findings: More than 80 percent of both men and women said that the main reason to couple was “to share life experiences, past and future,” said Mr. Though he is dating, “at this point I’m not prepared to remarry,” he said.
But online dating can be daunting for this demographic.
Unlike younger daters, who are versed in the special etiquette of digital romance, many older people struggle with it.
“They want companionship.”Indeed, companionship is among the top reasons both men and women over 60 seek love, according to research conducted by AARP on what older singles want.