Human beings are, like Dolphins and dogs, social animals except that we are far more intelligent and more aware of our surroundings. Dating is a very essential concept in the development of human beings and no matter how old you are or what your situation is, it is a concept that you will have to experience in order to really get to discover certain facts about yourself. It is a basic irony, one of the tricks that the universe plays on us: the fact that we have to be involved in other people to discover more about ourselves. As a human development idea, dating is erroneously considered to be meant for the young alone. The fact that when people think about the idea of dating, the next picture that comes to mind is the image of young people is indeed basic. This is because if you think of dating as a process of growth and self-discovery, you would be tempted to view it as an experience meant only for young people because they are the ones that need to grow. But looking at it from a different perspective, you would realize that growing is not a ‘thing’ that just happens. Growth is an abstract condition that cannot be separated from experience and is a concept that is always happening- to us, no matter whom we are or how old we have become. Another more basic way to look at it is that everyone is entitled to the warmth and affection that dating offers. Because of the self-discovery nature of dating, experts have discovered that the process is strongly connected to mental health. What this means is that dating can actually improve your mental health. Older people deserved to have a healthy mental situation as well.
The word ‘babyboomer’ is not really a common word. In fact, I only came across the word recently. It is one of the few words that you cannot really guess its meaning from its structure, unlike words like ‘boyfriend’ and ‘wood-cutter’. A basic and precise definition of ‘babyboomer’ would be people born between 1946 and 1964. This would place them at 52-70 years old. The concept that ‘babyboomer’ refers to is a very popular one as it is used to refer to a particular situation in history where there was in a boom in births after the World War II. They consist of 29% of the US population and are being called different names all over the world: Boomies and ‘the bulge’. Today, despite the importance that these set of people reflect on history, they are the most socially vulnerable set of people. According to medical experts and statistics, Babyboomers are very vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation and this can be very detrimental to their health as humans are social creatures and need relationships to be fit.
One of the ways that Babyboomers can use to battle loneliness is by being active on dating sites. There are various online dating platforms for Babybloomers that can help them socially interact, although they do not all offer the same features. babyboomerpeoplemeet.com allows you to meet other babybloomers in different locations. It has another variety where black people can meet other black people: blackbabyboomermeet.com. These two sites are run by People Media, a company that is dedicated to ‘creating relationships and connecting lives’. They also run SingleParentMeet.com. Both Babyboomermeet.com and blackbabyboomermeet.com are babybloomer dating sites that are dedicated to helping them in creating and sustaining a healthy relationship.
Becoming a Member
The website has a simple layout that only provides one option for visitors- become a member. It is fairly easy to sign up to the site. Information that would be require is no different from the data needed by other dating sites to create a profile which includes ‘What you are looking for’, your country, zip code, right before choosing a username and a password. After creating your profile, the next stage is where you are requiring uploading a profile picture. The sites claims to offer a enhanced search that is dependent on a match mechanism, chatting via an instant messenger, the ability for you to see other babybloomers interested in you, posting and browsing through pictures and sending and receiving of emails: basically, everything to keep you interacting with other people, but only after you have subscribed. The subscription rate is $9.99 per month and members are required to pay for six months straight. Although there is a platform for free services so that there are members who have not subscribed but they do not have access to all the services. For instance, only subscribed members can read and send messages, but free members can browse through photos.
The site is basically easy to navigate through and it follows a simple mechanism that allows you are in control of who you meet and the conversations you have. Unlike eHarmony.com that does not offer same-sex interest options, it offers an open choice for you to choose who to be interested in. It has the same laidback and spontaneous feel of meeting people one on one, unlike other dating sites which allow you choose people based on psychology tests. From your profiles, the site suggests other babybloomers and then you browse through their pictures and can send messages. You also have the option of searching for people on your own and chat them up through an instant messenger. Dating becomes fun and exciting.
Furthermore, you do not have to subscribe to enjoy the benefits of this babybloomer dating site. Members who have not subscribed can browse through pictures and would receive notifications. However, they cannot send or read message notifications.
Visitors are required to pay upfront for 6 months before you can enjoy the full benefits of the site. Paying $9.99 a month for six months is a bit on the high side for the packages the sites offer. It is true that there are other baby bloomer dating sites who charge far higher than what this site charges; however, their packages are way friendlier for users. For instance, eHarmony members do not have to search for compatible members, they sit back while the system emails them list of people that might match based on their profiles. While this system is a bit less fun as browsing through pictures can be exciting, it gives its members time for other things that are important as well. Members also run on a low risk of getting addicted to the online dating system. Although eHarmony charges $23.95 per month, they do so because the system offers more.
Also, members who are not subscribed can only browse through pictures. They would receive message notifications but they cannot read these messages until they are subscribed.
Online dating platforms are health boosters and are highly beneficial especially to babybloomers. Research have shown that babybloomers who get married met on babybloomer dating sites as that is the only platform they can meet people with similar qualities because they do not visit pubs and other social avenues. However, it is important thatyou pay attention to the features the site offers in order to find the ones that are suitable for you. Babyboomerpeoplemeet.com/ blackbabyboomermeet.com are great sites that you can start with if you can afford $9.99 for six months. In truth, it is fairly cheap compared to other great sites although these great baby bloomer dating sites offer more. There are free sites that offer packages that Babyboomerpeoplemeet.com/ blackbabyboomermeet.com provides but it is harder to find a date on such sites because they are mostly crowded and you would have to filter through a lot of people which would take a lot of time.
Lastly, it is important to pay attention to the payment plan, especially when opting for auto-renewal. Most users complain about how some sites still deduct their money even after they have cancelled their membership.