High blood pressure? Might want to avoid discussing it with potential partners you meet online. Some 64 percent of singles over age 55 say they would not date someone with health problems, according to a new survey of 2,200 adults by OurTime.com, the online dating site for 50+ singles.
The survey looked at where singles are willing to compromise in the search for Mr. or Mrs. Right. For instance, post 50s can relax when it comes to the all-important profile photo: 68 percent of adults age 55 and older would be willing to date someone they felt was less attractive, versus 59 percent of adults ages 18 to 34.
Boomers are also much more likely to play the field: 65 percent of people 55 or older said dating more than one person at the same time was fine, compared with just 41 percent of people 18 to 34.
Check out the slideshow below for other areas where people age 55 and older are more open-minded, and where they draw the lines in the dating sand, according to the OurTime.com survey.
Some 70 percent of men and 59 percent of women age 55+ are willing to date people of other faiths, according to the survey by the online dating site OurTime.com. It's much more important to the younger men: Just 56 percent of those 18 to 34 would date someone of a different religion. Religion was much more important to folks in the West and South than the Northeast.
Some 46 percent of adults 55+ are open to dating someone of a different race, compared to two-thirds or adults ages 18 to 34. Overall, 65 percent of men are willing to date someone of a different race, compared with 51 percent of women.
Some 60 percent of adults age 55+ say they're open to dating outside party lines, compared to 66 percent of those 18 to 34. Politics are a bigger deal in the South than Northeast: two-thirds of the latter were open to crossing political lines, compared with 59 percent of adults in the South.
When you suspect your date of bad behavior, spying is a bad idea. About three-quarters of people age 55+ said it's bad form to snoop through a significant other's text messages, voicemails and email to try to confirm suspicious behavior. That compares to just 63 percent of people 18 to 34 and 60 percent of people 35 to 44.
Cheaters get a second chance with older men -- not so much with women. Some 53 percent of women and 35 percent of men are unwilling to working things out with someone who was sexually unfaithful, no matter the circumstance. That compares to 42 percent of adults overall.