As a mature woman in her 50s, the world is still your oyster and the possibilities of finding love is still in your favor. Granted, there may be some challenges that you may experience along the way, but we’ve got the tips that will help you hit make the most of your online dating experience.
1. Have someone help you with the technology.
More and more mature adults are familiar with how to use a computer. They are sending emails, browsing the web, and maybe even using Skype to keep in touch with loved ones that live far away. You may think that transitioning to online dating would be a cinch. For some it is, while others may run into a few speed bumps along the way, like not having a digital camera, unable to figure out how to upload a picture, or maybe even trying to figure out how to create a profile that shows off their unique personality in an alluring way.
Most seniors can turn to their children or grandchildren for help using the technology, however if you feel awkward about asking loved ones for help, you can turn to dating coaches or even the dating sites technical support team. Some sites may even have coaches that will help you edit your profile to make it appealing to others.
2. Rethink your idea of a fantastic date.
Dating online lets you look for anyone in the world. You can step outside of your comfort zone and date someone that you never thought you’d date before—like an artist when you normally date a businessman for example. You can use this opportunity to see what it’s like dating someone completely new and open yourself to new experiences as well!
3. Don’t get overwhelmed by the possibilities.
Because you can search for your ideal person and you may even want to “sample” a little bit of every type you come across, you don’t want to let yourself get overwhelmed by all the possibilities. Your time is valuable and while you may feel guilty for not responding to every message that comes your way or agreeing to go out with everyone who asks you, you’ll quickly learn to pick and choose who you want to share your time with just so that you don’t feel overwhelmed and get burnt out from the online dating experience.
4. Don’t assume it’s a relationship before it truly is.
Just because you talk to one another all the time and have a fantastic time whenever you go out, it doesn’t mean you are in a relationship. While everything may feel like it’s heading in that direction, you should always assume that they are talking to and seeing other people while they are going out with you. The only time you can assume it’s a relationship is when you actually have the talk and you clearly define what is going on between you and the other person.
5. Be bold and initiate first contact!
Mature women are used to being chased, but in today’s dating landscape, you have to be proactive and make the first move if you really want the man you have your eyes on. He’ll be flattered and may even appreciate your boldness all the more.