Louisa Whitehead-Payne, High50 's dating columnist has been detailing her romantic exploits since her husband ran off with the proverbial younger woman. Here, she outlines her tips for how to write that crucial dating profile. It matters! There is no alternative to going online to meet someone in your 50s. Well, a solitary old age, I suppose, but if you really want to get together with someone, there is almost no chance you will meet them in real life. Friends don't introduce you, and the two or three single guys you will happen across in everyday situations are very unlikely to float your boat.
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Your Guide to Online Dating After 50
We all seek love and connection. Are you single and ready to mingle? Are you divorced or widowed and ready to hit the dating arena to give love another try? But, inescapably, the question pops: Where do I start?
What It’s Like to Date After Middle Age
On our first—and last—dinner together, my date unknowingly spit morsels of lobster sandwich across the table while explaining the circumstances of the first of his two divorces. Welcome to the world of dating after 50, where this kind of misfire is entirely normal, especially for those of us who start the search for love online. And the number of dating sites specifically catering to singles 50 and over have proliferated as well. Herewith, a real-world guide to making online dating work for you. Dating coach Bela Gandhi, founder and president of the Smart Dating Academy, agrees that a more expansive search is the best way to start.
Millions of happily-paired-off seniors have already reaped the benefits of the best dating sites for over 50 adults, and with the right information and approach, you can too. Research suggests and we know from experience! So try to relax and enjoy meeting new people, and remember: Age is only a number! Online dating is increasingly the primary way couples meet and make a meaningful connection.