It is very common to see mature adults who are single and starting the dating scene. Divorce is on the rise at an alarming speed, leaving more adults having to re-enter the dating scene they once did when they were teens. The dating world has changed from the years of dating when teenagers. No need to ask parents permission or curfew restrictions when dating at a mature age. The main issue that singles face later in life is where to meet that potential partner.The days of asking parents permission to date and strict curfews are long gone for those entering the dating field as a mature adult. It can be nerve wracking when new to dating again, especially if there was a previous relationship. There are so many factors that need to be considered when dating later in life. Whether it follows a separation, loss or a break-up due to circumstance, being single can be a pretty lonely time. One may wonder where and how to start the whole dating process over again.Today’s technology has opened doors for those singles that are seeking a new partner later in life. Thousands of websites contain profiles of a vast variety of people from across the globe. It is common to have profiles with pictures on many of these websites, allowing the single adult to browse at their own leisure. One may say it is window, (monitor), shopping at its finest! Having the ability to seek a preferred hair color, eye color, height and even body shape or size, enables the searcher to narrow done their search or even cut the total of search options in half.Location is also an option that is available on the many websites. Most people want to find their perfect partner closest to where they reside. This search option is great for those people who are settled in their residence and or careers. If narrowing down to area, there will be less search results, but the long distance relationship will be taken out of the equation. There are also single women and men that may be willing to relocate to be with their soul-mate. Just how far one is willing to travel or relocate is also available when searching on many websites.The option of shopping for a mate online can be exciting for many people. Viewing a photo in a profile may lead to further reading of whom and what they are about. The written part of a profile may look like an interesting person, depending solely on how their typing skills are interpreted. An exceptional person listed on such a website may have the look of preference one is seeking, but their typing style may dwindle. The viewing adult may interpret their profile as one that is not compatible to them. It is picture, profile and type of relationship that will be the deciding factors on which profile is best for the single adult to choose.Being single and dating in today’s world with the advanced technology enables many connections. Searching a vast amount of other single people through websites allows for more variety and selection than it did many years ago. Being able to view and communicate through technology is a common form of choosing that potential future partner. After searching, viewing and typing to one another, then the reality of meeting in person follows. That is when dating becomes a reality and is no longer in the virtual world.