Difficulties Of Dating In Middle Age

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Chapter 2 Review of Related Literature and Studies This chapter discusses some relevant literature and studies that provide an overview with sufficient knowledge and insight about the present study. This includes articles, journals, published and unpublished studies, and books, which contributes to the study. Related Literature and Studies In this section, the researchers provided discussions about the relevant facts, issues and principles in support to the present study. This section discusses the different investigations related to the present study concerning to its topic, the meaning of middle age singles and how do these people cope up with their everyday lives. On being single …show more content…

It is also stated that Oxford University conducted an international study and found out that 30 percent of middle aged men and women between the ages of 40 and 69 have visited online dating sites as of 2009. Family obligations of these mid-aged singles limit the time they can devote to dating, they are also said to be responsible for taking care of their aging parents. Middle age is also the time; many people experienced emotionally devastating events such as serious financial problems, job loss, chronic illnesses, and gender stagnation (Melanie Scheller, nd). On the struggles of middle aged singles According to the article “Difficulties of Dating in Middle Age” there are four hindrances: family obligations, emotional baggage, negative self-image, and unrealistic expectations in explaining how the difficulties of dating in middle age. According to Melanie Scheller (nd), despite the many difficulties involve, there is still hope for these fellow mid-aged singles to find their lifetime …show more content…

The mortality rate is increasing within this age, because of chronic illnesses like heart problems, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. On advantages and disadvantages of mid-aged adult singles Melissa Lee Phillips (2011), wrote a book entitled “The mind at midlife”, which describes how the brain changes when we reach middle age. It says that the adult brain can still be well functioning as we reach the middle age stage and through the study that she have conducted, it is said to be that the middle age people tend to be calmer in handling dilemmas and being able to communicate through social and other kinds of interactions. According to Sherry Willis, PHD of the University of the Washington in Seattle (2007), Middle age is also considered as the time when memorization skills and neurological speed are starting to decline, but the cognitive skills such as abstract and spatial reasoning are being improved in this stage. On how mid-aged adults

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