One recently one sent to me was ”Ladies: Big Daddy’s home.” I shut that window in a hurry. The man whose handle was “toomuchmanformostladies” also got a pass. Sure we looked good in our 20’s, but do you want to hear the gasped intake of breath when you show up and look the mother or father of that person in the picture?
Now that you’ve made your choice of which site or sites to use, how do you write your profile? Also, remember, you will want something left to discuss when you finally meet.
Another note on privacy: Don’t ever give out your full name, email, address or phone number online.
BY KITT WALSH I’ve been writing about taking a second (or third? There is no need to reveal everything about yourself all at once.
) shot on love for those of us over the age of 50 by venturing into the world of online dating. You can maintain some privacy (and even an attractive sense of mystery) while still divulging enough to interest a reader.
Wait till you are in a better mental space before you write your profile.Your despondency will color your profile and you don’t want to be the wallflower or droopy dude at the online party.I’m not one of them, but different strokes for different folks. How many people really go on moonlit walks at our age? “I’d love to sail and will be happy to crew till you teach me,” or “I’m happy if you want to go play golf with the guys.I’ll be headed to the spa and meet you after” or, “Let me whip up my latest culinary creations for you.
Remember, it will always be available on cyberspace and you will attract some raunchy responses even with the best crafted profile and you don’t want those following you to your personal email or phone (or worse—to your home!) Consider creating a separate, anonymous email just to give out to people who respond to your profile. If you’ve been recently divorced, widowed (or dumped), you may be feeling down.