Whether you are a widow(er) or you have gone through a divorce, after you’ve taken your time going through the grieving process, you may find that you are ready to get back out there and date again. Online dating sites like MatureDating makes it incredibly easy for mature singles to find love again.
It’s understandable that you may have some reservations or be skeptical about online dating, but considering it is one of the leading ways mature singles meet one another, it’s as safe as meeting someone random in the coffee shop.
For those who aren’t certain about how to start online dating, we’ve got a few tips to share:
Your profile picture speaks volumes
There are many experts who will tell you that the written part of your profile is the most important part, as it is where people will discover who you are and what you are into; however, just as many will tell you that it is your profile picture that is most important. Humans are visual creatures and when something catches our eye, we are intrigued. With this line of thinking, it only makes sense that people will be drawn to a picture of someone who is attractive, is smiling, and matches their “type.” While you can’t do anything about matching everyone’s “type,” you can help yourself out by choosing a profile picture where you are smiling and looking your best. Keep in mind though, this picture should accurately represent you. This means that although you may have looked smashing at that cocktail party, you may not want to choose that picture if you normally wear jeans, sneakers, and a sweatshirt.
The key to an interesting profile
Now that you’ve chosen your profile picture, you are going to have to create that intriguing profile we mentioned. You want to write the profile as though you are having a conversation with the person reading it, rather than it sound robotic and like a script. If you aren’t sure how your profile sounds, when you are done writing it, read it back to yourself. Does it flow easily or does it sound too rigid?
Also when you are writing the profile, you want to be descriptive and create an image for your potential partners to picture themselves in. For example, instead of saying your dream date would consist of a moonlit stroll on the beach, describe the sound of the water, the feel of the sand between your toes, holding each other’s hands… Don’t write a book, but don’t leave out the detail!
The first impression, first message
That first message you send will either make or break your online dating experience. You want to be friendly and complimentary, but not so much that it scares the person away. Take some information from their profile and work it into your message. This will show them that you read their profile and related to something they had to say. When the recipient of your message reads this, they will be more likely to respond to you because it shows that you made an effort to learn a little bit about them first.
Online dating as a mature adult can cause a little bit of anxiety, but it doesn’t have to make you break out in hives. With these three simple steps, you’ll find the confidence you need to thrive with online, mature dating.