Friday, May 18, 2012

What is a Babyboomer and What are Babyboomers Looking for in a Date?

What is a BabyBoomer?
What is a Baby Boomer?

What Are BabyBoomers Looking For in A Date?
"Baby Boomer" women and men born after World War II definition may vary based on territory. The Golden Baby Boomer's Generation were born during the rise of the middle class in America. The Great Depression had ended. The United States had won World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt had passed the GI Bill. In the 50s unemployment was low and America was in a state or prosperity. In Europe and America Seniors tended to be wealthier, most skilled, highly educated and healthier than generations before them. Past generations had paid high prices and paved the way for the Boomers. Seniors were thought to be the Special Generation and did not conform to older traditions. Baby Boomers tended to think they would change the world into becoming a better place technically, politically and socially. Generally, in their teens and early twenties in the 1960's. Seniors are a large demographic population reaching or nearing retirement. Many Seniors are working beyond traditional retirement age.

Two major events in the late 1960s Baby Boomers influences social, cultural, musical and political events. 


Jimi Hendrix
 August 15,1969 to August 18, 1969: Woodstock was a monumental free music festival. Billed as "3 Days of Peace and Music".Messaging promoting peace, liberal cultural and political expression. Held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Catskill, New York.  More than half a million people gathered. Thirty-two performing acts performed to audience of 500,000 people. Rolling Stone called Woodstock, "The 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.


  • Richie Haven
  • Swami Satchidananda
  • Sweetwater
  • Bert Sommer
  • Tim Hardin
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Melanie
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Joan Baez
  • Wuill
  • Country Joe Mc Donald
  • Santana
  • John Sebastian
  • Keef Hartley Band
  • the Incredible String Band
  • Canned Heat
  • Mountain
  • Grateful Dead
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Janis Joplin
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • The Who
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Joe Cocker and the Grease Band
  • Country Joe and the Fish
  • Ten Years After
  • The Band
  • Johnny Winter
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Sha Na Na
  • Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys
Lyrics: Woodstock
Written by: Joni Mitchell

"Well I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road
And I asked him tell where are you going, this he told me:
(He) said, I'm going down to Yasgur's farm, going to join in a rock and roll band.
Got to get back to the land, and set my soul free.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.
Well, then can I roam beside you? I have come to lose the smog.
And I feel myself a cog in something turning.
And maybe it's the time of year, yes, said maybe it's the time of man.
And I don't know who I am but life is for learning.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.
By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong,
And everywhere was song and celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes riding shotgun in the sky,
Turning into butterflies above our nation.
We are stardust, we are golden, we caught in the devil's bargain,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden."

Summer of Love
"Summer of Love" 1969 initialed a social and political shift in America. Approximately, 100,000 young people converged in a 25 block area Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Haight Ashbury was the center of the hippie revolution. New kind of music "acid rock", psychoactive drugs, sexual freedom and liberal politics. Long hair and beards were fashionable for men. Lifestyles was communal living and sharing of resources. Flower children were into earthy vintage clothes. Floppy hats were in style for both men and women. Summer of Love brought the hippie counterculture revolution into pubic awareness. The hippie movement existed in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Canada and Europe. San Francisco was innermost core of the hippie movement.

Money - Cost in 1960s
In the early 1960s seniors lived at home with their parents. Near the end of the 1960s many baby boomers were living independently. Just a small snapshot of what money could buy in the 1960s. The percentage of inflation from 1960s to the early 21st century is too depressing to consider (smile).

  • 1960 new house - $12,700.00
  • 1969 new house - $15,500.00
  • Average income 1960 - $5,315.00
  • Average income 1969 - $8,540.00
  • 1960 average cost gallon of gas - $0.25
  • 1969 average cost gallon of gas - $0.35
  • 1960 approximate cost new car - $2,600.00
  • 1969 approximate cost new car - $3,270.00
  • Information provided: The People History

World Events from 1944 to Present.
Seniors it has been quite a ride. We have gone from Ozzie and Harriet to the moon and back. In the last 1960s there was the firm believe that young men and women could change American culture and politics. To some extent Post WWII baby's changed or had a strong influence on social attitudes and culture. Life is a series of transitions even for Seniors. In this fast pace world people are living longer. Ideally, we would meet our soul mate and live together forever. That is not the reality. The American divorce rate is approximately 50%. As a mature adult you maybe a widow or widower, a divorcee or still looking for that perfect mate. Baby boomer are active in their prime but find it hard to return to today's dating world. You may have met your previous mate in high school, college, through a friend, relative or on a previous job. Twenty-five years ago there were no online dating sites. Now you are single. Dating like the times has gone through a transition. The hippie revolution changed music introducing Rock n Roll.The Internet Revolution has transformed dating and matchmaking. Senior Dating Online between 2006 and 2007 there was a 140 percent increase in baby boomer seeking mates through dating online services. Senior dating sites for mature adults 50 years and older seeking: companions, expanded social circles, activity partners, casual dates, serious dates, pen pals, like minded friends, love and or marriage. Vibrant senior men and senior women looking for dates and or love. Successful Senior Online Dating Services.

What Are BabyBoomers Looking For in a Date?

The next date will not be a seniors first date but Seniors have expectations. Seniors still meet mates at social events, church, work and through friends. A large number of Baby Boomers are meeting mates Online Dating. Review things Seniors are looking for in a new date/mate.

  • Lasting Love 
  • Family Oriented Mate 
  • Respect
  • Truth and Honesty Mate 
  • Consideration 
  • Good Conversation 
  • Sense of Humor 
  • Love to Laugh 
  • Kind-Hearted
  • Adventurous 
  • Excitement 
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Extended Family
  • Same Lifestyle
  • Different Lifestyle
  • Someone to make me feel good, happy and confident.
  •  Same Religious Values
  • Want to See Other Person Again
  • Some Political Values
  • Secretly Knight in Shining Armor
  • Casual Relationship
  • Long Lasting Relationship
  • Enjoy each other company 
  • Having a companion in personal life, social events, holidays and travel.
  • Strong Moral Values 
  • Someone with similar world event history

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