It used to be that only "losers" had to look online for a mate.
Communication becomes difficult or practically nonexistent. For some couples, their beliefs or value systems might have shifted.Try This Writing Exercise: In order to get clarity on what you're looking for, it can sometimes be helpful to make a list of how you've changed as well as how what you're looking for has changed. There are more 50-somethings out there than any other age demographic.That means that there are more people out there like you. While it is true that those in midlife probably have more complicated lives—an ex (or two or three), children and relationship wounds—many of the folks will be wiser, more mature and will have a healthier perspective on what really matters in life than their younger counterparts.Perhaps personal self-fulfillment or the need for independence after being together with the same person for so long trumps staying married.And then there's the health factor: people are typically living longer and, with this, may want to spend their extra years doing something different—and that something might not involve their spouse.