I get what you are saying. When my marriage fell apart a year ago people tried to assure me that I was a grab. And I still thing I should be - am tall, trim, seem young for 48, run my own successful company, understand just how to dance, am a community leader with environmental education and in my profession, lecture at university, write, from an exotic location (Alaska). As a result I'm very active so online dating looked like the answer. But in fact in six I can count on one hand the amount of women who have written back and no actual dates. I decided women in my date range and attractiveness range. Simply to check I wrote to rather mature women and less appealing than myself. Nothing. Got on Tinder and swiped virtually every girl. Attempted all sorts of pictures. Nothing. When I talk to my female friends they say they're inundated. The sole dates I have had, 2, were from old buddies who both told me they'd been fantasising about me for years but then they left it at that and seldom return my calls. At Meetups women appear interested but they do not respond. Simply do not comprehend this, it is as if they expect me to pursue them and I 'm unwilling to do that because the two times I did that when my union was souring permanently alienated good buddies. Casual Encounters near me Tighes Hill NSW. Really out to sea on all this - so much has changed since I was last dating 26 years ago.
I feel like I 'm aging out" of online dating. I have seen after my last birthday (I turned 54 in June) that the response I get on has dropped to almost nothing. It's as though moving from the early 50s to the mid 50s is some sort of death knell for a dating life. I begin contact with guys in an age-range of about 3 years younger up to about 8 years older than myself. The potential matches the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look in the age-range that those guys want, (usually 35-50) I regularly move past them, knowing I can't compete with women in their desirable range, even though many of those men are as much as 5-8 years old than me! To put it differently, knowingly sends me matches which are probably not realistic for me to pursue. When I have e-mailed some of these guys, I don't hear back. I'm guessing they check out my profile, see my age, and likely read no further. Even if I'm within their desired range, I still do not get much of a reply. I presume the reason behind this is they can get younger women to react to them, so why would they go for me when they've a chance with the 45 year-old model of me? If their first wife was their age, like a school honey or whatever, they likely feel entitled to a newer version, so to speak. Our culture encourages this. It's frustrating, as well as depressing and more than a little humiliating. It's the builtin folly of online websites: you're merely defined by your actual age, in bold type right next to your user name.
One more thing. I'd like to ask all of my middle-aged internet dating male and female compatriots a party favor. Please, let's rid our profiles of these overused phrases once and for all: glass-half-full, sensual, play-free, and easygoing. And these, let's omit these also: "I look 10 years younger than I am," "I hate talking about myself, but..." and all derivatives of "my pals/mother/ex-husband/kids tell me that..I'm a glass-half-total optimist, who's easy going and looks 10 years younger than I am." I think that if we can all really agree to clean up our profiles then perhaps, just maybe, we can find some common ground and get back to the company of falling in love (or at least having fun trying).
Quit Using Your Profile to Whine about Men. Several guys noted how many women's online dating profiles are included mostly of grievances about guys - either their profiles, or their behavior in general. I agree with the men on this one. There's absolutely no point in using your profile narrative as a soapbox for your negative understanding of all single, middle-aged men (for heaven's sakes make use of a site for that). So while I am sure there are men (and women) out there who are logged on and behaving badly, I believe that women must take responsibility for their own picks. We can maintain our positive expectations while at the same time heeding our inner voice that warns us when something isn't quite correct. Way too often some women are guided not by common sense, but by wishful thinking and also a desire to be pleasant and not appear ill-mannered, so we ignore the big, red flashing warning lights raging in our heads and proceed without caution. I once met a girl who expressed great sadness that she simply could not trust the men she met online. She then proceeded to tell me a story about one of these men who spent days (yes, days) wooing her via e-mail. He told her stories of his limitless wealth and his links to powerful individuals all around the globe. She slept with him on the second date (after he assured to whisk her away to a private island that next weekend). But that's not all. She also gave him all of her identifying information when he told her that she needed to be vetted by "his people." And guess what? Yep! Her identity was stolen. Whining about how she could only no longer trust guys she met online was a bit like whining about how she could only no longer trust Nigerian princes.
Tone Down the Boudoir Photos. You say you want a quality man who honors you as a human being and is interested in having a serious relationship on you, then you post photos of yourself next to your bed (or on your bed, or in your bed, or in someone else's bed). And if you aren't posting photographs of yourself next to your bed, (or on your bed, or in your bed), you are posting photos with way too much cleavage. Now, that is totally fine - I have no problem at all with this, and I am sure many guys do not have a problem either - but what some men do have a problem with is when women post said super-sexy glamour pictures and then complain to their buddies, or make statements on their profiles about how all men are dogs and only want them for sex. Casual encounters nearby Tighes Hill, New South Wales. And while we are on the subject of complaint-filled profiles...
Athletic and Toned Means, well, Athletic and Toned. I despise the body descriptors as much as you do (well, except for you size 0 women out there, you probably adore them), but I do think it is significant that we at least strive for honesty. The word on the street is the fact that far too many women out there in the internet dating world are utilizing the "athletic and toned" descriptor in reference to their "about average" bodies (this complaint applies to guys also, of course). The matter is, there actually is not anything wrong with having an around average (or curvy) body thus let us take the pressure off ourselves and heed the advice of Amy Schuler, and understand once and for all that a little meat on our bones isn't going to kill us, and it isn't going to drive away the good guys either (correct, good guys?).
No. More. Instagram. Photos. I love Instagram photographs because several of the filters make my eyes appear strikingly blue (or green, or lavender), and some even shave about 10 years off my face. But do I post these photos on my internet dating profile? No I don't. Why? Because my eyes aren't really that blue (or green or lavender), and I'm about 10 years older than my Instagram photographs would have you believe. This was the number one criticism among the guys I interviewed - artistically filtered (i.e., deceptive) photos. Truth in advertising ladies, truth in marketing.
Waaaay too Many Pet Photographs. This was a tremendous criticism among the guys I interviewed. They are looking at your profile to learn more about you, not your pets. Casual encounters in Tighes Hill, Australia. So delete the pet photos, especially the ones without you in them. Oh and while we're on the subject of pet pictures, I have a private request of all you single, middle-aged women out there on dating websites: please, please, please delete any and all photos of your cats. This is really significant. I can't emphasize it enough. Single, middle aged women already need to cope with way too many negative stereotypes, and the cat pictures (you cuddling with your cats, you kissing your cats, multiple cats on your own bed) just function to augment them. I once wrote a blog post about how dating occasionally made me feel undesirable , and I got hundreds of opinions from single middle-aged men throughout all of North America notifying me that I must live in a dark apartment with 100 or so cats, so actually, please delete them.
Last week I discussed my six pet peeves about middle-aged men's online dating profiles , and I promised everyone that this week I'd focus on middle aged women's online dating profiles. Since I'm much more comfortable with men's profiles, I recruited some of my single male friends (and the Twittersphere) to help me with this specific post. The following list is my best attempt at summarizing the outcomes of my informal survey, with some of my own observations based on a bit of research I conducted myself. Disclaimer: if you're a woman between the ages of 45 and 60, living in the Chicagoland area, and I popped up on your "Viewed Me" list, I'm sorry, really. Anyway, here goes:
I can't say it any clearer than this: Do not post any selfies of yourself looking into your bathroom mirror, period. Casual Encounters closest to New South Wales. Seeing a guy standing next to an open bathroom, or maybe a toilet paper dispenser, is an immediate turn off. Take a selfie the means everyone else in the world does, by using a selfie stick and pretending as even though you're doing something interesting (like fishing or watching football). Or, in the event you don't have a selfie stick, shoot your profile picture the old fashioned way by exploiting the reverse camera view on your smart phone and then snapping a selfie in your car. Worst comes to worst, have a buddy take an action photo of you standing alone with a glass of wine pretending to laugh at someone just out of view. Should you not have a single friend who can shoot your picture, or you don't own a smartphone, then you likely should not be dating in the first place.
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