10 Online Dating Tips Over 50

I thought it would be interesting to get online dating tips over 50 from my mother to my readers. She is a woman over 50 and has found herself actively dating again.


Finding love can be hard at times. Since you’re over 50, I thought you might want some advice from someone who has been through the dating process. If you’re new to online dating or just looking for a refresher course, here are ten things I wish I knew before signing up:


1. It’s all about the photos: The most important thing about your profile is your pictures. Be sure to take the time to make them count. Your photos provide potential matches with their first impression of you, so choose carefully. Have fun with it! Take your favorite photo from when you were feeling your best and have it professionally enhanced, or, if you’re feeling creative, use a photo editing tool to make an image that shows off your personality.


2. Choose a photo that shows you as you are: Don’t go crazy with the makeup, but if you do choose to use it, be sure that it’s natural and age-appropriate. I would always prefer a profile picture of you looking at the camera wearing something casual and straightforward if I had to choose. Don’t take yourself too seriously!

3. Don’t be shy: I used to be very shy and hesitant about sending messages, but that’s not how online dating works. To get matches, you must put yourself out there. Be bold! Go into the details of your life and interests as if you were talking to a good friend. Look for something in common with each other and use that as your jumping-off point for a conversation.


4. Speak your mind, but keep it clean: Be honest about your personality and what you’re looking for. Don’t try to hide behind clichés and generalities. That being said, be polite! The goal of online dating is to make connections, not enemies.


5. Keep your profile current: It can be hard to take the time to update your profile after you’ve been online for a while, but that’s the surest way to attract the wrong kind of match. Stay fresh!


6. Be clear about what you’re looking for: Many people do online dating while in a relationship and are not looking for something serious. This can help you avoid getting into a relationship with someone looking for something other than what you’re offering. Don’t put off defining what you’re looking for until after you’ve been on a few dates. Start with your expectations and share them right upfront so that both of you know where things stand from the beginning.

7. Use your profile to let others know who you are: If you’re not someone who enjoys writing about yourself, you may think this tip is impossible. But I have a secret: Lists are fun to read, and they can tell other people a lot about you.


8. Be specific in what you’re looking for: Your profile may be attracting the wrong kind of matches if it’s too vague or general. Think about what you’re looking for and list it in a way that’s easy to find!


9. Don’t be too specific: While you might like the idea of going to church but are too nervous to bring it up, you can’t expect that same person to take the appropriate steps to become interested in or initiate contact with you. If you’re too specific about your religious beliefs, someone else might also feel obligated to introduce themself as religious, which may not be the best idea if they’re not.


10. Don’t be afraid to try something new: If you’re not getting the results you want from online dating, maybe it’s time to try something different. Keep an open mind and an eye out for innovative new apps and online sites specifically designed for older adults.


To accompany these online dating tips for women over 50, here are ten worth mentioning dating sites and apps that may help you on your quest to find love after 50:
  • 1. OurTime

How does OurTime work? Available as an app and accessible from a laptop or desktop, OurTime prioritizes local profiles before showing long-distance ones, and it’s free to sign up and start browsing.

  • 2. SilverSingles
What is SilverSingles? According to the website, with SilverSingles, users answer a personality quiz and receive three to five hand-selected matches a day.
  • 3. Bumble
What is the Bumble app like? Bumble is swipe-based, so users swipe right on profile photos they like.
  • 4. Coffee Meets Bagel
How do I know if someone is genuine on Coffee Meets Bagel? Coffee Meets Bagel says it handpicks suggested profiles for viewing each day based on its algorithm, which uses nine parameters to develop curated matches.
  • 5. eHarmony
What is eHarmony? A classic trusted dating site for users of all ages where, according to eHarmony’s website, someone finds love every 14 minutes.
  • 6. Facebook Dating
How can Facebook Dating help find love over 50? Facebook offers interest-based dating groups
  • 7. Hinge
What is unique about Hinge. Interests and hobbies are central to Hinge, which aims to go beyond looks.
  • 8. Match.com
What is Match.com? With over 25 years of experience, this dating service is the granddaddy of them all. The app does not appear to be outdated, and it also offers a browser-based platform and a downloadable app.
  • 9. ChristianMingle
How does ChristianMingle work? ChristianMingle is a dating service designed for “single men and women looking for a God-centered relationship,” according to the website. Like JDate, ChristianMingle features extensive profiles and sends potential matches each day, but only up to seven.
  • 10. Zoosk
Can you find solid connections on Zoosk when looking for love over 50? Possibly. Zoosk was among the first to integrate with Facebook in 2007, although there is now a Facebook dating app. Users don’t have to fill out all the information in their Zoosk profiles, so long-term relationships are less likely than short-term relationships.
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