EHARMONY.CO.UK - Nov 30 - eHarmony's latest white paper about the future of online dating is a collaboration between relationship experts eharmony.co.uk and Imperial College Business School MSc Management students. By 2050, there will be ~8.1M UK residents aged 80 or older. That With increasing life expectancy, the population aged 100+ are expected to climb to 200k people – a jump from 14k in 2017. Come 2050, the market will shift to older generations. The median age of an online dater will reach 47, up from 38 in the present day. By 2050, we can expect ~30% of online daters will be aged 18-35. Young people will still be looking for love online, but the way they do it is likely to change. The natural next step will be dating via VR and AR. Currently, 12% of people aged 65+ met someone via online dating. Come 2050, the proportion of singles aged over 65 meeting people online could be as high as 78%.