I’ve swiped, I’ve messaged, I’ve boldly gone where no right-thinking relationship-seeker has gone before (to see a vampire movie on a first date), all in the name of finding love, or at least a cool guy to hang out with.
To this end I’ve been more successful, or perhaps luckier, than my friends.
With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?
Check out more Senior Planet articles: How to set up your online dating profile in 4 easy steps 11 ways to quit lurking and write your online dating profile Do you have a favorite dating site?
Make Sure That Your Profile Username Doesn’t Reduce You to a Certain Interest or Hobby I am not a fan of usernames that suggest that all there is to you is a certain hobby or a certain interest that you like to engage.
This is why I would suggest that you avoid such usernames as “NYCrunner” or “photographyjunkie” or “scubadiver75”, or “mathteacher101”.
Although your username alone might not get you to meet the man or the woman of your dreams, having a catchy username for your dating profile that says that you are not just another boring, average Joe, or a female version thereof, is a good idea.
Instead of struggling with how to start talking to you online, they can just begin by asking you what the story is behind your username. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess.