“The survey shows that almost half of people in their 50s agree that they are still looking and want to get married. Being divorced or reaching midlife does not deter them from this goal,” Ludwig said. Truth: They may be open minded, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know what they want.

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Truth: The Our Time survey suggested 63 percent of people over 50 are more confident now than they were in their 20s.

And, 25 percent say they have a much better outlook on life.

Truth: People in their 50s and beyond are feeling younger longer, thanks to the advances of modern science.

“In fact, it's taking us all a little bit longer to grow up.

Ludwig says: “Part of this can be explained by the changes that happen in the brain.

This change helps mid-lifers to see life through a more optimistic lens.

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