1. Be yourself
Yes it’s true that you can
be anyone you want to on the internet, but you shouldn’t
feel like you have to put on a front to get someone to like
you. As the cliché goes, there are plenty of fish
in the sea, and one of them is going to like you for you.
2. Put up a Profile Picture
You wouldn’t show up on a date with
a bag over your head so don’t have a profile that
does not have a picture. If your profile does not have a
picture you will not get much traffic to your site. People
want to know what you look like, and that you are serious
3. Don’t Rush to Meet Up
Spend a little time over email and even
the phone before meeting up with someone. You want to make
sure the connection is there, and that they are truly interested
in you too. Take it slow. After a few email positive email
interactions then pursue meeting up.
4. Don’t Discuss Sickness
Even though sickness and health related
issues are a part of many seniors’ lives, it’s
best to not talk about it on the first date. You don’t
want to be a huge buzz kill talking about your latest flare
up or pain. Keep things on a positive note, and focus on
getting to know the person across from the table with you.
5. Don’t Date Unless You Feel
Some seniors may not be ready to hit the
dating 50 plus dating scene again, and that is okay. You
want to make sure you are emotionally ready to invest yourself
in a potential relationship.
6. Do not Discuss Deceased Spouses
While it is okay for the topic to come up
briefly, do not make it a main point of the conversation.
Your date may want to know the reason why you are dating
again, and that is okay. Again, just don’t focus too
much on your deceased spouse. It can make for an awkward
and depressing date. If you find yourself wanting to discuss
that too much, you may not be ready to date again.
7. You’re Not Too Old
Many seniors feel they are too old to date.
You may be too old to date 25 year olds, but it is completely
normal to want companionship with someone close to your
age. You wouldn’t catch a 20 year old saying they
feel too old dating another 20 year old! You are not too
old, and the fact that you want to start dating proves it.
8. Keep your Personal Information
Posting a profile picture is fine, but don’t
post things like your phone number, address, workplace,
or date of birth. You can choose to tell your date that
in person if you like.
9. Don’t go Exclusive too
Take your time and date multiple people.
There are a lot of great singles out there. Don’t
be in a rush to take yourself off the market.
10. Talk about Kids and Grandkids,
but not too much
Your date is there to learn about you, not
your cuddly grandbabies. Grandparents are often proud of
their children and grandchildren, but it can be too much
if that’s all the conversation is about.