For perspective, 10 percent of 18-24 year-olds have used these sites…a relatively small generational gap.
Related: Inside the Dating Scene for Single Seniors In many retirement communities and assisted living facilities, where female residents are typically a majority, snagging an eligible male resident can be quite the coup.
The CDC and other organizations such as Safer Sex for Seniors are working to raise awareness of STDs among older adults.
The message: Keep condoms handy, whatever your age.
Plus, study after study shows that human interaction has many benefits for seniors (whereas loneliness is detrimental to seniors, both mentally and physically), so community staff are often happy to facilitate these love connections.