It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you are from, online dating is always going to be a bit tricky at first, mostly because it’s not always up to you. It takes two to tango, so you have to find yourself a perfect match, and that’s not always easy, especially if you’re a senior who’s trying to fall in love the second time around.
Fortunately for you, we decided to share some useful tips in order to help all seniors from the Land Down Under on their love quests.
So, if you are a senior who’s struggling to find love online, stay tuned for some useful tips on how to master online dating for Aussie seniors.
Make Sure Your Profile Picture Is Up To Date
This may not seem important at first, but trust us, your profile picture is one of the most important things on an online dating site, so you really need to take it seriously.
Posting your most recent photo as a profile picture is a top priority because you simply can’t hide behind your younger self. Ok, technically you can do that, but when you finally meet your match they will reject you immediately because you lied about your age and your appearance. So, what’s the point then, right?
Oh, and make sure not to wear sunglasses on your profile picture. Eyes are extremely important and people tend to skip profiles if they can’t see person’s eyes on the profile picture.
Also, no group photos. It should be just you there and no one else.
Just make sure you’re being honest about your age and your physical appearance because people are going to appreciate that. That is the only way to attract the people you want to meet.
Don’t Dwell On The Past
Once you start communicating with someone on a dating site, you have, to be honest, casual and avoid talking about your past relationships.
People easily get uncomfortable when you start blabbing about your past life. They are not interested in that at first, they want to see who you are right now. There will be time for reviewing history once you get to know each other better.
Make sure to make plans with your match, include them in your daily routine and try to speak in future tense as much as possible. We all have our old stories lives, but now it’s all about making new ones and making plans for the future.
Be Cautious When Choosing Your Match
If you chose a valid online dating site, chances are you won’t get scammed, but it’s always wise to play it safe, at least until you get to know someone good enough.
Online scammers usually target senior users since they tend to be a bit more naive than others. So, don’t give away your home phone number and address to someone until you make sure they are really who they claim to be.
Also, when you decide to meet someone in person, do it somewhere outside, in a public place packed with people. You know, just in case.