Dating as a senior can be stressful and awkward at times. You may be overwhelmed by the idea of trying to meet new people and worry that you aren’t attractive anymore. Those feelings are totally normal and understandable. The very best thing that you can do, however, is to put yourself out there and meet people.
A great, simple and minimally stressful way to meet new people is to go online and check out dating sites. In the past internet dating was considered something only desperate and unfortunate people would try.
The stigma associated with dating sites doesn’t really exist anymore because lots of people have formed happy and healthy relationships after meeting online. Give it a shot!
In recent years dating sites have become more and more specialized. Now you can find dating sites specifically for seniors. The great thing about these dating sites is that they are tailored to seniors. You can be confident that you are meeting other people in your age range because, let’s face it, most seniors don’t really want to date 25 year olds.
It may sound like a fun fantasy but, really, you are looking for someone with whom you can share your life and connect and have fun. You probably aren’t going to find that with someone half of your age.
The most important thing to keep in mind when logging onto a dating site is your safety. Never share personal information like your address or phone number with people you don’t know.
When you do meet new people always meet in a public place and never get into a car with a stranger. Just because you have created a connection online does not mean that you truly know your new friend. Never give them nude or racy pictures of yourself or allow them access to your financial information.
Although it may sound like dating sites are dangerous and scary they aren’t. Exercise caution and common sense and you will be fine. You have the capacity to search, filter by criteria that is important to you and choose who you contact. You also have the opportunity to correspond with many people at once without any obligation.
Dating sites are really the best way to “cast a wide net” and then you can pick and choose who really want to get to know.
Tips for online dating:
Always be honest. Never lie, fib or exaggerate about yourself. If you end up wanting to really get to know someone you will regret it.
Be careful! (This was already covered but is worth mentioning again.)
Post an attractive picture that actually looks like you. Don’t post a picture of yourself from years ago or with clothes or make up you would never normally wear. Give people a chance to get a look at the real you.
Don’t expect to meet someone overnight. Just as with dating in real life, this process will take time. It should! You shouldn’t just want to jump into a relationship with the first person you meet.
If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. If people make claims that seem outrageous then they are probably not true.
A few sites to check out: