2016 is here, and while last year’s news has brought issues like sexual assault and dating violence into the spotlight, now is the time for action.Anyone can become an advocate to end dating violence, including you!With the obsession that today’s media has with youth and appearance, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the young who are looking for companionship, that dating is a young person’s game. Which of the following images do you think the media is more likely to use to accompany an article on online dating? At the same time, more older adults over 55 find themselves single and looking, either through divorce or the tragic loss of a husband or wife they loved for many years.
That includes things like respecting their privacy and the boundaries the two of you have set up together. If you or your family member or friend identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans*, they may face challenges those in heterosexual relationship do not.Start by learning about what is dating violence and how to help people experiencing abusive relationship behaviors.You can also always call, chat, or text with one of loveisrespect’s peer advocates 24/7.Let’s take a look at nine things you (probably) didn’t know about dating for older adults: It seems counter-intuitive to say that people characterized by one attribute — how old they are — don’t care as much about age when looking for a companion, but it’s true.Young people are incredibly age-prejudiced, to such an extent that age is one of the most important filter criteria used to find a match on online dating sites. Age is the second-most important attribute used to help users determine if they’re interested in a potential match (after the photo).