Online Dating for Over 40 Singles
For all the dating sources available to meet a man, the rest of them pale by comparison to the Internet. It can provide the largest potential pool of dating prospects in the shortest period of time. Since the user can customize his/her search, there is also no faster way to start dating someone who shares your outlook and interests. In a word, it makes very efficient use of your time.
While many of the dating services are similar, they have differences in price, rules and nature of information provided, so read over carefully to ascertain what is involved with each. The easiest way to do that is to just poke each dating service. You may be able to preview limited information, or in some cases place a free ad, but normally can’t get mail or send any until you join up.
Using a pseudonym helps protect your identity. When developing a pseudonym, select something that uses the advertising space well and that will attract positive reaction.
An alias can also help protect your privacy, particularly if your name is not common. For example, if your name were Stella, you lived in York, PA and had a listed phone number, all a man would have to do would be to do a reverse directory search for “Stella” in York (and there might only be three) to find a few addresses, so be careful.
Similarly, if Sue said she was an elementary school teacher in Waterville, and their was only one elementary school in the town, all a man would have to do is to talk to someone who knew something about the school and ask if they knew any “Sue”. If you were the only Sue there, you would have been “found out” and also your anonymity could be uncovered and you might prefer that co-workers didn’t know you had gone on the Internet. So if you mention what your occupation is, omit the name of the organization. It can make you too easy to locate.
Naturally, be open to other sources of future dating opportunity: wedding receptions, parties and chance meetings. If it is important to you to find a partner, you have to work at it. I spent a lot of time doing it. It was the most important thing in my life to find a loving and compatible partner. I knew it could change things substantially and I acted accordingly. I encourage you to put in whatever time you can in doing this. It can change your life too.