How to Get Hooked Up?
At some point in our adult lives, we probably have tried a host of ways to meet sexual partners. A night out at a bar or dance club with the girls or the guys is an obvious choice to look for that certain special hookup, but how discreet is it really? You’re already with people who know you or you can be seen by other acquaintances or even family friends. Plus, how well do you know the person you’re meeting in a crowded, drunken and loud environment?
Getting involved with special hobbies that attract like-minded partners is another option, but you still run the risk of running into a ‘friend of a friend.” While you may enjoy learning a new recreational pursuit and meeting different people from your usual social circle, it isn’t the most effective way to reach your ultimate goal – connecting with someone who shares your desire for an uncomplicated and exciting tryst.
Traditional dating websites allow you more freedom and can be useful if your focus is on finding a soul mate or life partner. Much of the research on some of the more prominent dating sites is designed to know every little detail about you in the hopes of lining up a long-term match. Not everyone has the time nor the desire for that.
In today’s world, people searching for discreet, non-committed liaisons are better suited for adult dating websites and casual hookup apps that help you hone your search and offer realistic feedback on possible partners.
A recent study by the Pewter Research Centre on behalf of NBC News 2 shows that baby boomers are close on the heels of millennials and becoming one of the fastest growing online dating segments in society. And perhaps like you, many of these boomers (whether married, divorced, widowed or single by choice) may be looking for romantic options that don’t easily fit into societal molds.
In their book “The Normal Bar” authors Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Chrisanna Northrup and Dr. James Witte cited a survey they conducted with married men and women in long-term committed relationships. They found that 48% of women and 69% of respondents would consider a sexual encounter outside of their marriage.3
Many of today’s boomers don’t want to be restrained by cultural norms, they are more open-minded and simply looking for friends with benefits. It all comes down to the right fit for you.
Sites like Ashley Madison offer discreet and refined avenues for mature adults to choose romantic hookup options that are best suited to their needs, not those of society.