Making a start on over 50s dating can be nerve wracking. You may not have dated for an extended period of time and you look and feel very different than you did the first time around. That’s ok, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed before you jump into a new world and everyone else is in the same boat. If you have decided to try online dating, now is the time to create a profile and this alone can add a whole extra bundle of nerves into the mix. Where do you start? What do you say? Don’t worry, we can guide you through creating a perfect profile and before you know it, you will be heading off on your very first date!
Begin with the Photo
It’s unsurprising that women with photos on their profile get many times more views and interactions than those without. Your photo is the headline of the profile so it makes sense to start here. You need a current photo that is relaxed, naturally and has you smiling into the camera. As tempting as is to choose a photo that is perhaps just a few years out of date, don’t. You want to meet someone who wants to date you, not the idea of you from 10 years ago. If you don’t have any suitable pictures ask family and friends to step up and help you create a warm and friendly image.
Keep your Profile Upbeat
Negativity is a huge turn off when it comes to dating profiles. This isn’t the space to funnel your frustration over a previous failed relationship or all the things about modern life that drive you mad. Keep your tone upbeat and talk about what makes you unique. Your dating profile should be a collection of all your best bits. Sometimes it can be hard to talk about ourselves in these terms so don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice from those you love.
Include Hobbies and Passions
People who are interested are in turn very interesting. Talk about the things that excite and inspire you and include photos of you doing what you love. This doesn’t have to be some exotic pursuit if you love long walks with your dog and spending time with your family, shout about it. You’re probably looking for someone who shares some or all of your passions, so don’t hold back!
Be Open Minded
Another mistake that a lot of women make when they first use dating sites for over 50s is including shopping lists of what they DON’T want. This normally has the effect of narrowing potential matches to a tiny amount and giving the impression of arrogance or close-mindedness. You should absolutely include the things you would love to find in a potential partner but don’t turn your profile into a long list of what you won’t tolerate.
Older dating can be life changing. What are you waiting for? Sign up, create a great profile and enjoy a brand-new journey.