Brooklyn’s older singles have the hardest time dating online — and hipsters might be to blame — according to a new study.
Of 6.2 million online interactions surveyed, a Brooklyn dater over 40 was contacted by just 7.3 percent of people who viewed their profiles, according to research done by the dating site AYI.com.
“We’re clearly obsessed with the young and beautiful in NYC, but maybe it’s really the ultra-hipster, youth-oriented culture in Brooklyn [that’s to blame],” said AYI spokeswoman Joanna Barber.
Older Brooklyn daters say they’re forced to search over the bridge or through the tunnel for love.
“I’ve spoken to a couple on the phone, but I really want someone who’s more educated,” confessed Elaine Vaizer, 59, of Sheepshead Bay.
Brooklyn seems to have had some work done recently, she noted, which is drawing a younger crowd to the area.
“If you go down Sheepshead Bay, so much has changed,” Vaizer said. “There’s all kinds of people here now, but you can only be attracted to what you’re attracted to.”
Manhattan geezers fare the best, with an 8.9 percent chance of being contacted by a fellow dater, the study shows. Queens was second-best with 8.4 percent, followed by Staten Island with 8.1 percent, and The Bronx at 7.7 percent, according to the data.
“It gets worse as I get older,” said Jane, 57, from Astoria. “When you put a 50 in front of it, it changes things.”
“When I was younger, you’d actually want to meet and explore a relationship. Now, I’m not exactly sure that that’s what they want,” she added.
Online daters might have more luck finding love in Salt Lake City, one of the best cities for older singles with a 13 percent response rate.
This article was originally published in the New York Post.