Once I got over the shock and awe of being back in the dating pool, I talked to friends about what it was like to date online.
A few people had beautiful anecdotes to share about finding their soulmate online.
My dating life began more than 20 years ago, long before online dating was commonplace.
(Guys, if you’re reading this…get in touch if you want to share!
After being out of the dating game for 15 years, I found myself single at 45.
Post true-to-life pictures, and be honest about your weight. I had just called that “looking attractive,” but apparently I’m just as wrong as the rest of you, because the dudes and dudettes that are checking out our pictures see right through our faux-hollow cheeks and plumped-up lips and they are having none of it. Now, having said that, I lie about my age but most people think I am 10 years younger than I am and if I told the truth, I’d never get a date with a younger woman.” I repeat: Let your true self shine through.
• Ladies, apparently a lot of us are posting high-school-circa pictures of ourselves on these dating sites, and we need to stop doing this. In your profile, use specifics about who you are and what type of relationship you’re hoping for.
Also, no one said this explicitly, but I’m going to say it: be true to you! • “Please do not state that you like to ‘have fun,’ ‘just hang out,’ or ‘listen to music’ in your online profile.
If you are cool with you as you are, someone else will be cool with you as you are. This suggests that you are in fact not human, just trying to sound like one.” • “Write why you’re on and what you want, rather than ‘I like cycling, tea, wine, reading and cheese.’” But if that doesn’t work.The definition of empathy is “the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.• “Have a lot of good -ooking pictures on your profile. It seems such a light way to describe the often-challenging search for love.Fed-up with making poor choices-or wasting time on partners who don't share your 'path'?