But that doesn’t mean smartphone dating isn’t for you.
We ranked the best apps that are friendly to people of slightly older age groups—paying special attention to the ones where you’ll have the most potential matches to choose from.
Still, some cities are better than others for older singles, especially those who are seeking some place to retire.
(Hey, to echo Lloyd Christmas, there’s referred to it as the “Soho House of dating apps”—but if you can manage to get an invite, we say go for it.
Go for Raya.) If you go this route, prepare to be Googled and judged.
Making it past their screening process is no easy feat (unless you happen to be a minor celeb, you’re going to need some luck! But before you thumb your nose at it, it’s worth noting that if you’ve got a hobby that you really care about in your 40s—such as staying really fit, which we wholeheartedly encourage—it’s a terrific way to meet a compatible, like-minded person.
I recently had the displeasure of having someone “match” with me, only to ask if the friend in the photo with me is single.
Now I post only selfies—or pictures in which I am clearly the most attractive person.