-Dr. Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC
Elderly people have a hard time meeting new people. Most seniors have to depend on relatives and friends, or even their caregiver to introduce them. As technology develops, seniors are also the ones having the hardest time adapting. But that is where the younger generation has to help seniors adapt. Today, more and more seniors are signing up for online dating sites. But the rules are the same for us as they are for seniors. Many scams happen on the internet and it is still very important to keep certain information private such as social security information, credit card information, etc. But other than safety, online dating sites can be a fun way for seniors to “get back in the game” and also help them adapt to technology. Sites like Match.com or eHarmony are great reputable mainstream sites and there are even dating sites specifically geared towards seniors. But most important, seniors should also exercise caution when on these sites.