I get what you are saying. When my marriage fell apart a year ago people tried to reassure me that I was a grab. And I still thing I should be - am tall, trim, seem youthful for 48, run my own successful business, know just how to dance, am a community leader with environmental education and in my profession, lecture at university, write, from an exotic area (Alaska). As a result I am quite active so online dating looked like the solution. But in fact in six I can count on one hand the number of women who've written back and no actual dates. I picked women in my own date range and attractiveness range. Simply to check I wrote to rather elderly women and not as appealing than myself. Nothing. Got on Tinder and swiped nearly every girl. Tried all kinds of images. Nothing. When I talk to my female friends they say they are inundated. The only dates I've had, 2, were from old pals who both told me they'd been fantasising about me for years but then they left it at that and infrequently return my calls. At Meetups women seem interested however they don't respond. Simply don't understand this, it's as if they expect me to pursue them and I am reluctant to do that because the two times I did that when my union was souring permanently alienated good pals. Casual Encounters nearest Mawson Lakes, SA. 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 noticed after my last birthday (I turned 54 in June) that the reply I get on has dropped to nearly nothing. It's as though proceeding from the early 50s to the mid 50s is some sort of death knell for a dating life. I initiate contact with guys in an age-range of about 3 years younger up to about 8 years older than myself. The possible matches the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look at the age-range that those guys want, (typically 35-50) I regularly move past them, knowing I can not compete with women in their desirable range, even though many of those guys are as much as 5-8 years old than me! In other words, intentionally sends me matches that are probably not realistic for me to pursue. When I have emailed a number of those men, I never hear back. I am guessing they check out my profile, see my age, and likely read no further. Even if I'm within their desirable range, I still don't 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 version 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 is frustrating, not to mention depressing and more than a little humiliating. It's the built in folly of online sites: you are simply defined by your age, in bold type right next to your user name.
One more thing. I'd like to ask all of my middle aged online dating male and female compatriots a favor. Please, let's rid our profiles of these overused phrases once and for all: glass-half-full, sexy, play-free, and easygoing. And these, let's omit these too: "I look 10 years younger than I am," "I hate talking about myself, but..." and any and all derivatives of "my friends/mom/ex/kids tell me that..I'm a glass-half-full optimist, who is 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 locate some common ground and get back to the work of falling in love (or at least having fun trying).
Discontinue Using Your Profile to Whine about Men. Several guys noticed how many women's online dating profiles are comprised chiefly of grievances about men - either their profiles, or their behaviour in general. I agree with the men on this one. There is no point in using your profile story as a soapbox for your negative perception of all single, middle-aged men (for heaven's sakes utilize a blog for that). So while I'm sure there are guys (and women) out there who are logged on and behaving badly, I really believe that women must take responsibility for their own choices. We can maintain our positive expectations while at the exact same time heeding our inner voice that warns us when something is not quite right. Far too often some women are guided not by common sense, but by wishful thinking and a want to be nice and not seem rude, so we discount the big, red flashing warning lights raging in our heads and proceed without caution. I once met a woman who expressed great depression that she just could not trust the men she met online. She then continued 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 abundance and his connections to powerful individuals all around the globe. She slept with him on the second date (after he promised 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 checked by "his folks." And guess what? Yep! Her identity was stolen. Whining about how she could just no longer trust guys she met online was a bit like complaining about how she could just no longer trust Nigerian princes.
Tone Down the Boudoir Photos. You say you desire a quality guy who respects you as a human being and is interested in having a serious relationship with you, after which you post photos of yourself next to your bed (or in your bed, or in your bed, or in somebody else's bed). And if you're not posting pictures of yourself next to your bed, (or on your bed, or in your bed), you're posting pictures with far too much cleavage. Now, that is completely great - I have no problem at all with this, and I'm 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 glamor shots and then whine to their buddies, or make statements on their profiles about how all men are dogs and only want them for sex. Casual encounters closest to Mawson Lakes, South Australia. 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 believe it's significant that we at least strive for honesty. The word on the street is that far too many women out there in the online dating world are using the "athletic and toned" descriptor in reference to their "about average" bodies (this criticism applies to guys also, of course). The thing is, there really is not anything wrong with having an around average (or curvy) body so 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 (appropriate, good guys?).
No. More. Instagram. Photos. I really like Instagram photographs because several of the filters make my eyes appear strikingly blue (or green, or lavender), and some even shave about ten 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 actually that blue (or green or lavender), and I am about 10 years older than my Instagram photos would have you believe. This was the number one complaint among the guys I interviewed - artistically filtered (i.e., deceptive) photographs. Truth in advertising ladies, truth in advertising.
Waaaay too Many Pet Photographs. This was a huge gripe among the men I interviewed. They're taking a look at your profile to find out more about you, not your pets. Casual Encounters near me Mawson Lakes Australia. So delete the pet photographs, particularly the ones without you in them. Oh and while we're on the subject of pet photographs, I got a private request of all you single, middle aged women out there on dating websites: please, please, please delete any and all photographs of your cats. This really is really important. I can't emphasize it enough. Single, middle-aged women already need to handle way too many negative stereotypes, and also the cat photos (you cuddling with your cats, you kissing your cats, multiple cats in your bed) just function to reinforce them. I once composed a blog post about how dating sometimes made me feel unwanted , and I got hundreds of opinions from single middle-aged men throughout all of North America telling me that I must live in a dark flat with 100 or so cats, so really, please delete them.
Last week I shared my six pet peeves about middle-aged men's online dating profiles , and I assured everyone that this week I Had concentrate on middle-aged women's online dating profiles. Since I'm much more familiar with men's profiles, I recruited some of my single male friends (and the Twittersphere) to help me with this particular post. The following list is my best effort at summarizing the outcomes of my informal survey, with a few of my own observations predicated on a little research I ran myself. Disclaimer: if you are a girl between the ages of 45 and 60, living in the Chicagoland area, and I popped up on your "Viewed Me" list, I am sorry, really. Anyway, here goes:
I can't say it any clearer than this: Don't post any selfies of yourself looking into your own bathroom mirror, interval. Casual Encounters near me South Australia. Seeing a man standing next to an open toilet, or maybe a toilet paper dispenser, is an instant turn off. Take a selfie the way everyone else in the world does, by using a selfie stick and pretending as though you're doing something interesting (like fishing or watching football). Or, in case you don't have a selfie stick, shoot your profile picture the old fashioned way by tapping the reverse camera view on your smart phone and then snapping a selfie in your car. Worst comes to worst, have a friend take an action shot of you standing alone with a glass of wine pretending to laugh at someone just out of view. In the event you don't have a single friend who can take your picture, or you do not own a smartphone, then you probably shouldn't be dating in the first place.
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