Online dating advice columns examples
Over the course of several months of online dating, I discovered that the pool of available older women is vast and diverse (as is true of men, although perhaps to a lesser extent) and that with a little effort, a reasonably intelligent, halfway-presentable person can usually generate some interest on dating websites. We’ve survived death and divorce, raised families, managed careers and built support networks of family and friends.
But I wasn’t the same single guy I was the last time I lived here. And I wanted to meet people, so I turned to internet dating as a way to meet eligible women.
This applies to women in particular, but not exclusively.
According to the FBI, dating websites are often popular targets for scams perpetrated by offshore criminal networks.
My own encounters revolved around OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish, both of which are free dating sites.
Here’s what I learned: If you’re looking for someone of similar interests and lifestyle, the more specific you can be upfront, the better. What was the last good book your read, or film you saw?
Some were intent on finding another lifemate in short order, while others seemed more interested in sampling different personalities and lifestyles.
Are you looking for an occasional dinner companion, a friends-with-benefits arrangement or a marriage candidate? The more clarity and candor you can muster (within the boundaries of good taste), the better.
While the bureau acknowledges that virtually everyone is at risk, it says internet scammers pay particular attention to “women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled.” These cyber-criminals create elaborate profiles on singles sites, often with glamorous photos.