Yes, online dating can suit you
LIKE a lot of things young people are into, online dating can seem mystifying at best and intimidating at worst.
But seniors looking for love can find plenty of opportunity if they brave the cyber world.
Online dating sites such as eharmony.com.au and rsvp.com.au have dedicated areas for those who’d rather foxtrot to Sinatra than krump to Miley, plus there are targeted sites such as fiftydating.com.
You need to create a profile – a page where strangers learn about you. Be honest about who you are: your age, appearance, size, accomplishments and previous relationships. You may find it hard to believe, but this combination could be exactly what some people are looking for in a partner.
A sharper image
Like it or not, we’re visual creatures at any age and the profile picture needs to be carefully selected. At the very least, it needs to look like you now, not a decade ago. Choose a main shot of you smiling and making direct eye contact, then add a few of you with family and friends or in a party setting to show you’re a sociable creature.
The next step
Chatting via email or instant messenger is a great way to get to know someone without the pressure of being on a date. When you meet face to face, make sure it’s in a public place and friends know where you’re going. Don’t share your home address online and don’t fall for any sob stories such as “paying for a relative’s medical treatment”.