It's easy to see how such ideas fit into the active lifestyle enjoyed by so many members of the 55 and older generation.

It's free to create a profile and upload pictures, and the service also offers a mobile app for older adults who use a smartphone.

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" or "How about we get some tea and do the crossword like an old married couple?

" Food seems to be at the top of the list for senior date ideas, AARP points out.

But of those who were dating, just 8 percent listed "to find someone to marry" as their reason for doing so.

Indeed, 49 percent said they were simply looking for someone "to talk to and do things with." Of course, dating isn't always easy, particularly for those who may be dipping back into the dating pool after years on the sidelines. adults aged 57 to 85 surveyed for a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reported having sex at least once within the past year: Among the oldest group of sexually active adults, 54 percent were having sex at least twice a month, while 23 percent reported engaging in sex at least once a week.

This version of the site aims to set up happily partnered seniors with other couples in the hopes of starting new friendships.

(Life Wire) -- Like 20- or 30-something singles, older men and women are dating and embracing their sexuality."If you have a life that you like and things you want to do and interests to pursue, maybe you don't want to sacrifice some of those priorities in order to be someone else's soul mate." This sentiment doesn't just apply to confirmed bachelors, either.For many women, their careers and hobbies rank higher on their priority list than do romantic relationships, according to Belove.Users who create a profile can suggest ideas for dates in their area.Allowing seniors to come up with fun activities is "a much more natural, organic way to get an idea of somebody's personality than a static, one-dimensional profile," says Erin Scottberg, media director for How About But there are many ways for older Americans to meet and get to know one another, many geared specifically to their cohort: • Online dating and social networking sites, like , offer tuition waivers or discounted classes for seniors. Just as older Americans aren't letting the years stop them from dating, they're not letting it end their sex lives, either. The study published August 23 defines sex very loosely to include mutual activity that doesn't require intercourse.