The New Year has an odd habit of reminding all of us that time is still moving forward, whether we want it to or not.
As we slip into 2018, more and more of us are taking stock of where we are in life and deciding that we want to make a change. That might be within your profession or your family life, but for most of us, we’re only looking for that one special thing – love.
It’s only four letters long, but it’s difficult to find when your life is as hectic as it is. Between work, family and social commitments, we over 50 daters rarely find the time to go out and meet new people. That’s why mature online dating has skyrocketed in popularity across the UK and the world.
What you might not know though is that the first Sunday of January is, traditionally, the single most popular day for new signups for online dating websites. Here at Maturity Dating, we saw a spike too, so we thought we’d reach out to all our new subscribers to with them a very happy New Year, but also to dish out some amazing tips for getting started on your online dating journey. Here are our recommendations:
Write a Profile
Online dating isn’t like traditional dating in that you won’t be catching eyes across a crowded room. Instead, you’ll be discovering each other based on your profile and your pictures, before you get chatting. Writing your perfect profile isn’t a paint by numbers affair, so get a little creative. Show who you are and what you care about and you’ll be amazed at how attractive you are to people, just remember not to get too personal – save some things for real life.
Select a Range of Pictures
As a rule with online dating, the more pictures the better, but don’t flood your profile with shots of you with friends or spookily close selfies – show a diverse range of pictures. You in a park, you with friends, you having a meal, you playing a game, anything! Just make sure they’re up to date and show you off as you really are, deception doesn’t get you far when you’re online dating.
Follow your Attraction
Online dating has one major, major advantage over traditional dating in that the people you encounter are all available, and all interested. Combined with class-leading search facilities and you’ve got a recipe for getting exactly what you want. Whilst traditional dating largely limits you to the people you bump into, online dating means you can start chatting with anyone, so follow your attraction! Get chatting with people you might not typically and discover new sides to yourself.
Perfect your Chat
If you like somebodies profile (or if they like yours), chances are that one of your is going to start a conversation. Much like email, these early conversations aren’t as immediate as your typical conversation. However, they do give both participants time to think about their answers and speak with more confidence. It’s hard to overestimate just how important it is to get your tone right, after all, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Writing an introductory message isn’t an impossible task though, just stick to this guide.
Signing up for mature online dating is free, so what are you waiting for? Sign up today and find love now!