“Flirting at 30, 40 or 50 is not so different, but the difference is noticeable in terms of priorities,” experts say.
Dating apps are becoming more and more specific about who they offer their services to, in fact one of the groups that they are looking at the most is the “silver” generation, that is, those born between 1946 and 1964.
A Spanish report points to “Ourtime”, a mobile application that covers this age range and that wants to differentiate itself from the apps normally used by millennials, promoting a more friendly and relaxed digital environment, with profiles that are verified.
These people who are between 56 and 74 years old today are citizens with more purchasing power than their successors, in fact their economic activity in 2019 generated 26% of GDP in Spain.
“Flirting at 30, 40 or 50 is not so different, but the difference is noticeable in terms of priorities,” Ángela Aznárez , psychologist specializing in couples therapy and sexologist , explained in S Moda . “In my experience, I observe that in the more mature phases, people who want to have a relationship or meet new people do so putting stability first and they are more clear about where their limits are, what they want or don’t want. When you are younger, hedonism is prioritized more, having a good time here and now”.
Ourtime points to “discretion, usability and security” as its strengths, and users are also listed according to affinity, after answering a large and very exhaustive questionnaire.
That yes, the physical component is as or more important as in the applications for the young public, in fact apart from asking the hair color and height, they suggest specifying the physical complexion and if you are overweight.
It also includes educational level, but not income level.
On the other hand, on the web they offer a ” love coach ” , who gives advice on dates and how to prepare them, among others.
“With a certain age we are more untrained and sometimes they ask us if we should kiss or not on the first date, how long it is convenient to wait for sexual relations…” , says Aurelio Gómez, psychologist and love coach of Ourtime . The answers are not very different from what I would give to any age group: that is very personal and depends on how the situation flows.
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