Online Dating Works, Period I’m bullish about online dating for over 50s.
My own experience, and the experiences of thousands of readers' comments make it clear that it’s the best way for over 50s to meet.
And some folks believe they’ll simply run into the love of their life in the supermarket.
The odds against meeting your perfect match life partner in that manner are about a million to one.
Joining a bicycle or some type of activity club guaranties a mutual interest, but ignores the myriad of other critical qualities necessary for a successful relationship.
Friends may introduce you to friends, but that typically yields more than a few dates at best.
Photo Fakery While I’m enthusiastic about online dating there are definitely some potential pitfalls.
For instance, it can be unsettling to meet someone in person who doesn’t remotely resemble his or her online photo, which reminds me of a shocking, but humorous photo story.Ellen is a psychologist friend of mine who recently had her first online date, and while it wasn’t her last, it did keep her offline for a while.She received an email from a handsome and interesting fellow whose photo featured a smiling, in-shape guy in his 40s, with lots of brown wavy hair.His profile said he was a tall, fit, forty-eight year old psychologist, which Ellen found reassuring.She got to the café early and sat at a table drinking coffee. She looked up and saw a short, fat, 50 something, bald guy grinning like a Cheshire cat, who didn't remotely resemble his photo or his age.Delusional Guy She was shocked, but not just because she'd been tricked. But her curiosity got the best of her and she asked why he’d done such a foolish trick. He told her in a wistful voice, “I just love that old photo.” That was enough.