AARP commissioned this survey to understand the reasons why adults 50 and older who are currently single and dating try or do not try an online dating site. Key findings include: The top 3 reasons why people over 50 try an online dating site are:. The top 3 reasons why people over 50 never try an online dating site other than currently dating someone are:. This online survey of 1, adults 50 and over who were single and either currently dating or interesting in dating was conducted by Research Now from Octoberusing an e-rewards online panel. There was a split between AARP members and non-members. For more information, contact Patricia David at Twitter: AARPresearch.