Over the course of several months of online dating, I discovered that the pool of available older women is vast and diverse (as is true of men, although perhaps to a lesser extent) and that with a little effort, a reasonably intelligent, halfway-presentable person can usually generate some interest on dating websites. We’ve survived death and divorce, raised families, managed careers and built support networks of family and friends.
But I wasn’t the same single guy I was the last time I lived here. And I wanted to meet people, so I turned to internet dating as a way to meet eligible women.
And even though procreation is off the table, I picked up clear signals from the women I met online that the meter is running, so it’s best to get on with things.
Don’t claim to be a gourmet cook when you can barely boil water.
Trust me, no one wants to see your personal care items or shower curtain.
Move to another room (or go outside) and have someone else take your picture.
A few dating sites allow men and women to fire off a canned “Hey, there! Better to write your own greeting and show you actually looked at the person’s profile.
“I see that you love One Hundred Years of Solitude.