Online dating has exploded in popularity over the last decade. While online dating once represented a sketchy activity, it has now been accepted by a wide range of normal, well-adjusted singles looking for a great way to meet new people.
Some people use online dating to supplement their normal dating life, while others use online dating as their primary means of meeting the attractive single they’re interested in. Yet one thing is constant in the world of online dating — everyone has something to gain from creating a profile and sending out a few messages.
And yes, “everyone” includes you, even if you are older than the average online dater. If you’re a senior man, you can find what you’re looking for online, but you need to keep a couple important points in mind before dipping your toes in the digital dating pool.
Pick the right site.
At first there were only a couple of online dating sites out there, and all of these sites hosted everyone looking for love online. As such, early online dating sites featured a real patchwork quilt of different lifestyles, ethnicities, religious beliefs and ages.
These days, you can still find all-inclusive dating sites, but you can also sign up for niche dating sites. You can find dating sites focused exclusively on matching together Jewish couples. You can find dating sites revolving exclusively around people looking to get married, or you can find dating sites catering directly to seniors.
As a general rule, I recommend focusing on these “age appropriate” sites. Sure you can join a more general website, but I’m telling you right now, whether deserved or not, young women on dating sites label older men checking them out or sending them messages as “creepy.” Age matters, sometimes.
Age difference dating sites.
Now, there are online dating websites that focus on the niche of connecting older men with younger women. If you’re interested in dating younger women, I recommend you sign up for one of these sites, because the women you check out and message on these sites are purposefully seeking the same sort of relationship you’re looking for.
There’s nothing wrong with a May-December romance, but if you want to save yourself some time and some potential embarrassment, it’s a good idea to make sure you only try to connect with like-minded females.
As a quick note, another way older men can connect with younger women online is through websites that focus on finances, such as online dating websites designed around allowing men to pay for dates with attractive young women.
I’m not talking about escort services here. I’m talking about websites like WhatsYourPrice.com or MissTravel.com that focus on men paying women for the time and opportunity they provide by sharing a first date.
I don’t mention these financially-oriented sites to imply that you can’t get a date with a younger woman without paying for it just because you’re older. I’m simply letting you know, realistically speaking, there are barriers you need to overcome if you’re looking to date younger women.
And you have a number of options for overcoming these barriers. Whether you take advantage of them or not is up to your own personal biases and opinions.