life starts at 50: older singletons are the most prolific daters

By Christine Emelone
Wednesday, 9th February 2022, 1:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th February 2022, 1:12 pm

Older singletons are really into dating

Older singletons are the nation’s serial daters, with those aged 55+ averaging more dates per month than anyone else, according to new research.

Casual drinks at the bar is the most preferred dating location, new data shows

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The Topgolf study takes a look at the dating attitudes of Brits, finding elder daters attend 4.5 dates per month – more than any other age group. And, a quarter of people in the oldest age bracket (24%) go on as many as 2-3 dates each week, compared to just 15% of those aged 25-34.

Cheekiness also seemingly grows with age, as just under one in ten people aged 55+ (9%) hope to win a kiss during a competitive activity like mini golf or bowling, with 4% hoping for even more – wagering a trip home with their date.

Brits' favourite dating locations:

  1. A bar 55%
  2. A restaurant 49%
  3. Going for a coffee 33%
  4. A picnic/ going for a walk 31%
  5. Cinema 18%
  6. Bowling 11%
  7. Netflix and chill 7%

Brits' worst dating locations:

  1. Exercise class 32%
  2. Dance class 25%
  3. Escape room 24%
  4. High ropes/ zip wire 20%
  5. Rock-climbing 19%
  6. Netflix and chill 13%
  7. Board games 12%

A spokesperson for Topgolf, said: “Good on the over 55s for putting themselves out there more than anyone else. The dating world can be a tricky one, but their persistence should hopefully pay off!