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Once seen as somewhat undignified and reprehensible, senior dating has experienced a significant increase in popularity in recent years, and mature singles have had the chance to bring someone new into their lives as a result.

This change in paradigm did not, however, come about entirely by chance. A number of societal factors contributed to taking senior dating from reproachable to acceptable, and the main two are detailed below.

Change in Mentality

The main factor-potentiating the rise in popularity of senior dating in the new millennium was the change in western society’s mentality when it comes to relationships. Traditionally, dating was seen as something to be engaged in only at a very specific time in a person’s life or under a very particular set of circumstances. Changes in lifestyle and access to information for the average western citizen contributed to change that paradigm, and mentalities became far more open as a result. The rise of senior dating is one of the main practical demonstrations of the positive impact that change in outlook had for many sectors of society.

Access to Technology

Access to technology was the other main factor limiting the scope of dating for many western men and women over the years. The primitive technology of the mid- and late twentieth century made it very difficult for people to meet other than face to face, since methods such as correspondence were slow and cumbersome. The very last few years of that century began to make remote contact a reality, and technological advancements in the new millennium helped realise that potential, bringing millions of people together who may never have met otherwise. This was no different for senior dating, as the advent of the Internet helped make mature singles aware of the resources at their disposal.

This combination of changing mentalities and access to technology is at the crux of the resurgence of senior dating, and thousands of mature singles the world over have it to thank for their new-found relationships!