If you’re an older single you might feel like you’ve been out of the game for too long – but dating after 50 needn’t be the hurdle you imaging it to be. Meeting people online is likely the biggest shift that’s happened since the last time you dated and we think everyone is entitled to have a second chance at finding love!.
If you’re still not convinced that modern technology could be just what you need to meet the right life partner, take a look at this article.
Oxford psychologist Susanne McNally has worked as a dating expert for over 12 years and she shared her expertise with us.
How technology is key to dating after 50
“In my practise, the most common question I was asked by people in their 20s and 30s was how can they help their divorced or widowed parents date again, and which website they could use. Singles thinking of dating after 50 should be encouraged by studies that reveal that finding romance can improve one’s overall quality of life both physically and psychologically.”
“Most people are already texting and checking social media on their phones so they have easy access to dating apps. There’s no reason they should not try their luck as well. However I recommend choosing a professional site like 50sLove that provides a pleasant and safe dating environment to its members.
Dr McNally says if you follow these tips, your chances of making successful encounters are pretty good:
Your first move – choosing a profile photo
The first impression is very important and your photo is the first thing that your potential partners will see. Ask your friends to help you choose a photo where you look happy and make sure it’s a recent one!
Have a general idea of what you want
Dating sites like 50sLove help you create a detailed profile that draws an excellent portrait of who you are. Once you’ve completed your personal profile, you will be matched with people that correspond to your personal preferences. The rest is up to you of course but please remember: the more details you put in, the better your chances are of getting great partner recommendations!
Don’t be afraid of going into details. Your partners are curious to know more about you. For example, instead of writing simply “I love skiing,” try to add a detail that reflects your interests, like “I am a passionate skier and I go to the Swiss Alps every year.’’ Adopt a positive attitude in your profile and on first dates – this will engage your fellow singles and encourage them to respond positively to you.
Honesty is the best policy
What goes around comes around! If you are dating after 50, you probably have a very good idea of what you are looking for. Your goal is to meet a compatible companion so be honest and genuine. Your potential partners will respect you for it and your encounters will only be more enjoyable.
So what are you waiting for? Register on 50sLove and meet your partner now!
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