And I went back and I looked at the questions that those people had in common, and I wanted to find the questions you could ask on a first date, so not the super heavy stuff, not like: Do you want to have kids? ” These successful couples agree on that question about 75 percent of the time. PS: So there’s a high correlation between people who feel the same way about scary movies and their eventual success as a couple. ” And, “Would you like to ditch it all and go live on a sail boat?” All three questions, now that I say them out loud, are kind of indicative of being an adventurous person – even horror movies, I think.What can online matchmaking sites teach us about the marketplace?When an economist turned to the Internet to find a date, he found that searching for a life partner isn’t much different from other kinds of shopping. CR: We don’t have that much information about the successful couples we’ve created, but there are a few that come back.
Of course, that’s not to say that people in different age groups want the same things in a match; after all, everyone’s life stages are distinct, and what we want and need at 20 differs radically (for the most part) from what we want when we’re 60.In their recent findings presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s international conference, Bowling Green State University gerontologists Wendy K. Stelle believe that the senior population appears to be more focused on honest self-representation and being compatible with their dates rather than discussing issues that might be attractive to younger daters, such as sexual prowess and nightlife.Watson and Charlie Stelle noted that older adults appear to market themselves differently using online dating sites than younger adults do — and that’s a trend worth fostering. They found traditional online coding terms used to describe younger generations seem to “miss some key elements relevant for ads placed by older adults.” As Dr.hink it’s scary and miserable to be an older dater? Conventional wisdom holds that dating success and enjoyment are like the contents of a milk carton, because they come with an expiration date.But recent research indicates that older daters are also the solely for the young.