Online Dating Mistakes Seniors Need To Avoid

Be Older AND Wiser

The great thing about online dating is that it caters for all ages.

You have the ability to meet that special someone, no matter where you are in life.

While everyone can use dating websites, seniors who aren’t used to using the internet for romance may need to bear a few things in mind.

Here are some online dating mistakes to avoid when looking for love online.

Be All Smiles and Don't Make Dating Mistakes

Be All Smiles and Don’t Make Dating Mistakes


Being Dishonest

It might be tempting to put forward a version of yourself which isn’t entirely truthful when writing your profile.

It’s sure to backfire in the end.

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If you’re not being honest, you’ll have less chance of meeting someone who is really right for you, and you’ll struggle to connect when you go on dates.

Put forward the best version of yourself.

But don’t tell fibs!


Using Inadequate Pictures

A good picture can be the difference between someone noticing you or not.

Looks aren’t everything, of course, but if you’re covered up with a hat or sunglasses, it’s hard for people to get an idea of what you look like.

Pictures with strange angles, shadows or saturated colours should also be avoided.


Not Performing Personalised Searches

It’s helpful to know exactly what you’re looking for when using dating websites as you’ll have a much better chance of finding the person you want.

Tailor your search results and you’ll be able to find someone much more quickly.

Otherwise, you run the risk of going on lots of dates which won’t lead anywhere.

Do a Search and Get the Right Date

Do a Search and Get the Right Date


Using The Wrong Website

As a senior entering the world of online dating, you’ll need to make sure you pick the right website.

Some websites are specifically for people in their golden years, while others cater more to young people.

However, websites like are able to welcome everyone, regardless of age.


Being Too Honest!

While it’s not a good idea to lie in your dating profile, it’s also not a good idea to share your life story.

This is the same when it comes to replying to messages. Be honest and upbeat when responding to people, but don’t go into too many details.

You’ll be able to share more with your match when you meet up in person.

Also make sure to try and choose the right photograph of yourself, one that is honest, but also leaves something to the imagination.


Divulging Personal Information

Unfortunately, there are lots of people on dating websites who aren’t who they say they are.

It’s not a good idea to share personal information on dating websites, including the information you send to people through messages.

This includes your email address, phone number, address or details of where you work.


Not Telling Family And Friends

It might seem a good idea to keep quiet about using online dating, especially if you fear the reaction of your children.

If you happen to meet someone special, it’ll be all the more shocking for them when things get serious.

Try and be honest with your family and friends – who knows, they may be able to help!


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