Dating for people over 50
Despite its frequent frustrations and disappointments, I loved my adventurous year of internet dating.I met a staggering array of people, had some good times, and learnt a lot - about myself and others.
But the site is meant to be as much about finding someone for friendship and companionship, as for romance and rumpy pumpy.High50's Monica Porter, who dated "dangerously" for a year, shares nine top tips to help protect yourself, including: don't believe anything, be careful who you get into bed with and split the check.If you're looking for romance through online dating, make skepticism your starting point, says Monica.These are usually the candidates without a profile photo. To begin with I used a dating site designed for principally for seniors, but I would advise against this. It attracts the sort of people who only feel safe among their own age group.Don't cut yourself off from the young and their culture, as they help to keep you young too.My 'dangerous dating' was brought to an abrupt end due to an unexpected turn of events and in any case I was beginning to feel it had run its natural course.
And since the book was published, I have been contacted by many men asking to meet me - so I don't feel tempted to do any more internet dating. Four more tips for online dating • Try a few different sites, subscribing for the minimum period on each (usually a month) until you find the right one.
However, online dating is a world of opportunity, courtesy of our wondrous modern technology. • Don't provide intimate details about yourself until you feel comfortable with the person you are dealing with. If you are a woman, at most offer to split the cost of drinks or a meal. Enter a dating site as you would walk through a slightly sketchy part of town: looking over your shoulder and holding on to your valuables.
50is the leading over 50 online dating site and active community for baby boomers, senior singles and singles over 50 in the United States.
But there are millions of other 50 men and 50 women like you, who have just broken up with a partner, got divorced or lost someone very special.
There is no need to give up on love, as singles in their fifties meet online every day. Are you in the prime of your life, 50 years old or older?
That doesn't mean you can't find a serious relationship, even real love, online.