f you’re single and over 50, where do you meet that special someone?Online dating may seem like an obvious route for younger generations, but a single guy friend of mine who’s in his fifties recently voiced his objection to this popular, powerful dating tool.“I had no idea how to use a digital camera so I asked my son to take some pictures of me for my profile,” he says. Your kids always give you honest opinions (even when you don’t want to hear them! I have a better profile because of it.” The beauty of online dating is that it lets you search for any type of person you wish—it’s the perfect opportunity to find that person who’s a vegetarian or enjoys traveling as much as you do.But don’t get caught up in your ideal, since you may be shutting out a slew of great potential mates.But I ask anyone who agrees with his views to consider this question: If you want to buy a new car, you’d naturally go out and find one—you wouldn’t wait until the right car happened to drive right past you. Whether you’ve always been curious about online dating or have done it before but gotten overwhelmed, here are some tips and techniques to help you master this new dating domain.
Or, if you have computer-savvy kids or friends, don’t be afraid to take advantage of their expertise.
I, for one, helped my mother scan her photos so she could post them online; and Jeff, a 57-year-old from Milwaukee, leaned on his son with great results.