She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016).
Unfortunately, the ongoing war is one that's highlighted whenever Valentine's Day approaches.
After all, no other day reminds people of the loneliness that comes with not being matched up with another.
According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).
Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.
There are people who appreciate life values more, and they seek a website that promises an intimate atmosphere where serious relationships can blossom.
Christian and Catholic dating sites belong to this category.
Maybe you want to go there one night, because you enjoy clever fusion and you’re hungry, but you’ve never been and don’t want to waste your money on some greasy noodles.
In this instance, Yelp does the legwork for you, but there’s no such great rating system for online dating sites.
But even if you're currently not paired up with a special someone, there's no need to wallow!