"A gal-pal encouraged me to also join POF, just in case.Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist in Santa Rosa, Calif., said there are many success stories.At the online service Let's Share Housing, based in Portland, Ore., which provides a list of people who want to live in shared housing and homeowners who want to share, 80 percent of the clients are boomer women.
Online home-sharing websites, workshops and meetings for prospective housemates are booming.
One such event recently occurred in Sarasota, Fla., where people in the city's Living in Community Network met potential housemates.
The time was right for the three 50-something women to pool their resources and buy a house togehter.
Louise Machinist, a clinical psychologist, was ready to move out of her house now that her children were grown.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
Just look at how many people seeking dates or mates are flocking to matchmaking sites and apps.As Michael Phelps continues to bring home the gold at the Rio Olympics, he had quite a cheering section.His family is a mainstay in the poolside bleachers, with two recent additions: his fiancée, Nicole Johnson, and their 3-month-old son, Boomer."We just celebrated our two year anniversary.” They met on a free site called Plenty of Fish and, said Asher, “It’s funny, I had a perception that the free online sites served a lower quality single and I was just on Match.com," she said.Know that no one believes that online dating is a sure fix for lonely Saturday nights.In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.