As our generation gets a little older, a surprising number of us are putting on our dancing shoes and getting back in the senior dating game.
After all, more women over 60 are single than ever before, whether that’s due to divorce or widowhood or just never having been married in the first place.
So if you're a man over 50 and considering online dating, here's some advice: s yourself—and reap the rewards! Even if your loyal friends tell you that you look ten years younger than you are, you probably don't.
Lucky for you to have supportive friends, but most other people won't be fooled. Once the truth comes out, no woman will trust anything else you say. For most women, once a man lies about a little thing, he will lie about anything.
Go ahead and post that photo of yourself fishing, smiling, and surrounded by nature, but hold back on the dead fish until later.
This next bit of online dating advice should go without saying, but when you post a 20-year-old photo of yourself it shows that you're living in the past. If you're not ready for a new relationship, tend to your wounds and wait until you are. That you are smart, that you know your limits, and that you respect yourself.
Hiding a decade, or even a half, is not as easy as your friends say. Instead of lying, or just saying that you're "young for your age", show that you are young at heart. Show your sense of humour, your wit, your intelligence.
One be funny —the jury is still out on that one— but five is overkill.
Women don't like to date ghosts, unless of course they're a ghost themselves, in which case they will probably also be posting 20-year-old photos. That off-center photo of yourself with your head tilted and a woman's hair still visible on your shoulder is also a dead giveaway. No woman wants to be the replacement for another woman cropped out of your life — the future looks a little too ominous. Take a look at the photos you have posted on your online profile. If you wouldn't, chances are no woman would either.
Cropping your previous love out of a photo shows a couple of things that just may not work for you: You may be resisting a new relationship.
Now, I'm not suggesting that you hire a professional photographer (though that might be nice).
What I am suggesting is that you post attractive, up-to-date photos of yourself, taken by someone else with a good camera while you were enjoying the things you love to do.