If you’re single with shingles, high blood pressure, arthritis or some other aging-related health issue, your chances don’t look too good when it comes to finding romance. That’s because a survey conducted by the online dating site OurTime.com has revealed 66 percent of singles over the age of 55 say they would not date someone with health problems.
That would surely rule me out of the dating pool since I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the age of 49. Fortunately, my husband chose not to make it an issue since he married me the following year.
But never fear, if you don’t look all that hot with your aging face and body that’s OK because, according to the same survey, 68 percent of adults age 55 and older say they would be willing to date someone they felt was less attractive.
Other key points of the survey:
Some 70 percent of men and 59 percent of women say they are willing to date people of other religions.
65 percent of people 55 or older said dating more than one person at the same time was fine.
60 percent said they would date someone outside party lines.
46 percent of adults 55+ said they were open to dating someone of a different race.
So what do you think of this survey? Would you date a man with health problems?