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Getting back into dating at 58

Meredith Goldstein answers a readers questions for The Boston Globe “Hi, Meredith. I am a 58-year-old woman who has been separated from my husband for six years and divorced for over a year. I am just now feeling confident enough to try out dating but am unsure about the best way to go about it. For one thing, I hear men my age are looking for “fit, athletic, attractive” 40-year-old women. I like to play tennis and walk, but I’m not going to boot camp on the weekends, and my 40s are definitely in the rearview mirror. And putting my life out there on or Tinderover50 or whatever is so scary!”

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Senior couple’s engagement photos are proof that it’s never too late to find love

Fox 13 Tampa shares “According to Snell’s blog post, she spotted Cleveland “Murphy” Wilson and Lucinda Meyers on a park bench at an outdoor concert. There were hundreds of people present but all she could hear was the couple’s laughter. She approached the couple to ask if she could photograph them, a little apprehensive at first, the lovebirds consented. She wrote, “The pair couldn’t keep their hands off of each other. They later shared that it was this gesture, his hand around her waist, several months earlier that was one of the first signs of a beautiful spark between them.”

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New technology aims to thwart online dating fraud

Karl Paul reports for The NY Post “Be wary of whom you swipe right on in the world of online dating — it may cost you. A woman came across a man on dating app Tinder claiming to be a U.S. Army captain and quickly fell for him. He had promised to take care of her and her children, according to a report from Gizmodo, if he could just have money to get home. By the time she realized she was being swindled, she had sent him more than $700. After that, he blackmailed her with nude photos for more money. “I don’t know if you can help, but I’m scared,” the woman wrote in a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. “I just think its wrong to victimize and rob people, just because they’re lonely and vulnerable.”

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Phubbing Is the New Relationship “Trend” to Make You Hate Dating

De Elizabeth reports for Allure Magazine “In the digital age, we have a lot of terms for bad relationship behavior. There’s ghosting, haunting, and benching or breadcrumbing, just to name a few. Thanks to our iPhones and social media, it’s become easier and easier to weave in and out of one someone’s life on a whim. Phones also offer a way to drive them crazy when you’re together. Witness the rise in a new kind of dating conflict: the kind that happens when a date or significant other can’t seem to tear their eyes away from the screen. Naturally, there’s a cutesy name for that too. Enter “phubbing”, a combination of the words “phone” and “snubbing.” It’s what your date is doing when they’re more interested in checking their fantasy football score than listening to your story, or when your partner would rather scroll endlessly through Twitter than spend time with you. It’s frustrating, and might make you want to scream: “Just put your phone down already!”

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The biggest mistake you make on your dating profile

Stephanie Bucklin reports for The Today Show on NBC “Dating in real life is hard enough, but when you venture into the world of online dating, you add an entirely new dimension to your dating game: the online profile. And that profile can be surprisingly tricky to craft. “It’s hard for people to write about themselves,” relationship expert Bela Gandhi told TODAY. “Putting together an amazing online profile is something that is not necessarily easy.”

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11 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Professional Online Dating Profile Writer

Josh Pompey writes for The Huffington Post “Hiring a professional online dating profile writer can be one of the best decisions you ever make for your future. A truly qualified writer will put you in the best possible position to find love as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, there are a whole lot of terrible profile writers out there as well. After being in the industry for nearly a decade, I can confidently say that many companies that will put you in a worse position than before you hired them.

With so many online dating profile writing services to choose from, it is critical to choose wisely. Before committing to any service, I highly recommend asking the 11 questions below.”

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6 Reasons Introverts Are Better At Dating Than Extroverts

Brittant Wong writes at The Huffington Post “It might seem like extroverts have a leg over introverts when it comes to dating, but introverts are the ones who actually bring more to the table. Sure, extroverts are naturally outgoing and talkative, but introverts lure dates in with their thoughtful conversation, unmatched listening skills and super sexy sense of mystery. Below, self-identifying introverts and experts on introversion share six reasons introverts are surprisingly good at dating. ”

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Why Dating in the 21st Century Sucks (and What to do About it)

Joe Masters writes for The Good Men Project “Relationships in 2017 seem to be becoming an ever increasingly frustrating dilemma – not just for men, but for women too. Before I get into explaining, let me preface it by saying: dating has never been easy, but these days, there seem to be many more obstacles and challenges… despite our ability to be in touch 24/7, 365 days a year. “

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The Online Dating Mistake That’s Wrecking Your Chances Of an Awesome Match

Christa Sgobba writes for Men’s Health Magazine “You’ve always heard that casting a wide net is key in the dating game. But that strategy might not work as well as you think when we’re talking about the online kind, a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests. Researchers recruited a group of 152 adults, and told them they were going to pilot a new dating website. The participants were split among how many potential matches popped up on their site: Some saw just six choices, while the others were shown 24. Then, they chose their potential date.”

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