Watch the over-70 dating scene heat up as lives get longer

Greater longevity, for both men and women, should increase the willingness of singles to seek out new relationships well into their senior years.

The new statistics on mortality rates released by Statistics Canada this week illustrate just how much men are catching up with women in terms of life expectancy. That’s good news for all men, but particularly good news for single men, since living longer should increase their chances of finding love later in life.

Searching for love, and establishing new relationships, imposes costs on both men and women in that it requires an investment of time and energy. The longer both partners are likely to live, the more worthwhile it is to invest that energy since the benefit of being in the relationship will last for many years. So greater longevity, for both men and women, should increase the willingness of singles to seek out new relationships well into their senior years (To read further, click on the link)

Watch the over-70 dating scene heat up as lives get longer – The Globe and Mail.

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