Don’t claim to be a gourmet cook when you can barely boil water.Don’t portray yourself as someone you’re not, because sooner or later your date will get a peek behind the curtain. If the good vibes are mutual, you’ll be scheduling another get together soon, anyway. Many among us have a hardwired set of beliefs regarding how we appear to the outside world and what our ideal mate should look like, and we are disinclined to stray from our preconceived notions.Just don’t turn your profile into Shakespearian-level prose that in no way reflects who you really are.
And guys, before sending a message with even a hint of sexual innuendo, think about what your mother would say, then remember that many of these women mothers, for that matter.
This applies to women in particular, but not exclusively.
Some were intent on finding another lifemate in short order, while others seemed more interested in sampling different personalities and lifestyles.
A gripe shared by many women I met concerned the fellow who arrived at the meetup bearing little resemblance to the guy in the profile.
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.
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.
Internet dating puts all options on the table, and a growing number of sites cater to the more mature singles crowd.
My own encounters revolved around OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish, both of which are free dating sites.
Men are often accused of focusing exclusively on the physical, but I soon realized there are plenty of women who do the same.