5 Online Dating Tips Senior Women

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5 Online Dating Tips for Senior Women

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at karapound.com.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Whether you’re 50 or 80, getting back into the dating world can be intimidating. Now imagine trying to traverse the murky waters of the online dating world when you barely know how to use a computer.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help senior women make the most out of dating online.

1. Ask for help.

Most likely your daughter and/or granddaughter are way savvier on a PC than you will ever be. Ask for some help in creating your profile and learning about the different sites. It will make the process seem a lot less nerve-racking and also be a bonding experience for your offspring.

2. Be honest.

Just because the other person can’t see you through the computer screen doesn’t give you license to fudge the facts. Be 100 percent honest about your age and post a recent photograph — not one of you as a model from 1956.


“When it comes to online dating, don’t jump at the

first guy (or site membership) to come your way.”

3. Research.

There are dozens of sites geared toward seniors. Don’t just sign up for the first one you come across. Do some research and talk to friends who are also dating online. Ask them what sites they prefer. Take advantage of free limited memberships or weekend deals.

4. Times have changed.

While the chivalry of the old-school men you dated in your youth has most likely remained intact, the world is no longer sock hops, free love and discos. When you’re ready to meet a man in person, choose a place that feels comfortable for you, even if that means your community center or local coffee shop.

5. Start off slow.

Just because it’s been 30 years since you’ve been on a date, it doesn’t mean you have to make up for lost time. Take it slow. There’s no need to rush anything. You have the rest of your life to fall in love.

Welcome back to the dating world, you modern woman! Remember, when it comes to online dating, be yourself, be honest, start off slow, and don’t jump at the first guy (or site membership) to come your way.

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