Online dating for women over 55
American dating sites are visited by more women and men over 55 than any other age group, reports the New York Times. Boomer interest has caused the birth of niche sites as well as growth in the large sites. Now that you’re dating, settle together on the story you want to tell when asked “how did you meet? The Larger Ones: and e (sort by age brackets) Special Demographics – JDate.com, Christian Mingle.com, and Black Especially for Older People – Silver , and Our What are your experiences? (A list of names is provided at the end of the article.) Why has this happened? Your profile – make it lighthearted, a little clever if you can – not a methodical list of your attributes and experience. ” Some people are proud of it and some like the “through mutual friends” story.
They’re embracing their time of life and want to share it with a good companion who has similar interests. Almost everybody lies a little about their weight or their age or both – 3-5 years and 5-15 pounds. If there is, then it often goes like this A) Several e-mails, B) One or two discussions by phone, C) Meet for coffee or a drink, D) Finally, a real date. Over 55, many people feel comfortable if the guy pays for at least the first few dates, unless the woman invites him somewhere or just prefers to go Dutch. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess. Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors. Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.The dating sites give them a much larger choice of people than they meet in their daily lives. A really good photograph is invaluable – the best lighting, hair styling, and flattering clothing.
After 50, they often more discerning about the qualities they’re looking for. It’s probably not the squinty snapshot in the back yard. A professional photographer and a make-up artist can be very worthwhile for women.
Most women agree – guys put up some strange photos.
(Is that woman with you your daughter or your girlfriend?
You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here.
With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?
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