By Amy Hunt
When it comes to dating, it's all too easy to dismiss getting to know someone new as a young person's game.
But never fear - if you too are single in your 50s and over, and trying your best to navigate the mindfield of midlife dating - just like 7 million other babyboomers - a new app has launched to save the day.
Lumen, the very first over 50s dating app, has just launched, promising a place to meet 'genuine like-minded singles', with 'quality conversations and connections'.
Lumen app: how does the first senior dating app work?
The Lumen app, which shares an investor with dating app giant Bumble, is the first dating app of its kind. While dating apps and websites of course cater to the older person, we can't believe there's never actually been a focused site or app just for people of a certain age as this one does.
And we have to admit, this over 50s dating app sounds ideal, in order to ensure you're browsing a guaranteed pool of people you can trust are your own age - and interested in similar things.
One of the main focuses of the senior dating app is also to ensure the safety and security of each and every one of their members. Lumen has revealed that they verify the photos of every single member, and ensure that each profile contains at least three different photos and a detailed bio.
And brilliantly, they have also designed the app in order to create quality, meaningful conversations - whether you're keen to find someone with a mutual interest in music, cooking, or fishing.
Charly Lester, Lumen's CMO, revealed that the idea for the app was born out of a desire to embody the "values of the over-50s".
She confessed, “Over the years people have often asked me where their single parents should be dating, and I used to genuinely struggle to find an answer. In Lumen, we have created a space which embodies the values of our over-50s audience, and built the type of community we would happily recommend to our friends’ parents.”
To sign up, all you need to do is download the app on your phone, complete the registration process, add a good-quality photo, and start exploring
And most importantly, be sure to enjoy your exciting new dating life!
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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