Online dating tips for older women

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For instance, does “loves sports” mean you’re up for cross-country skiing and white-water rafting, or is it a declaration that every weekend is devoted to channel-surfing the pro and college games? Potential dates skimming your profile are more likely to respond to specifics.

Believe me, it’s a much better strategy than scheduling a coffee date and finding you have little or nothing in common.

I’ve noticed after my last birthday (I turned 54 in June) that the response I get on has dropped to almost nothing.

It’s as though moving from the early 50s to the mid 50s is some kind of death-knell for a dating life.

When I have emailed some of those guys, I never hear back.

Various studies have found that older adults are the fastest growing segment of online-dating services. So if you're looking for love, this can be an ideal option.

Bette Davis once said that getting old is not for sissies.

My own encounters revolved around OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish, both of which are free dating sites.

Here’s what I learned: If you’re looking for someone of similar interests and lifestyle, the more specific you can be upfront, the better. What was the last good book your read, or film you saw?

Also, a lifetime of love and loss has made many women distrustful and unwilling to get back into the dating game.

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