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Important Online Dating Tips For Men Over 50 (From Women)

Take A Woman’s Advice For Online Dating Tips

If you’re a single guy over 50 who has experienced online dating over the years then you know the rules have changed—just like everything else in the world these days. It’s hard to keep up and it’s more important now than ever that you do. So where should you go for guidance? To a woman, of course! (Which is true for most things.)

For many men in midlife, dating websites offer a safe platform in which to up their confidence level before meeting a woman for the first date. Some rules, however, never change and that includes putting your best self forward online and in person. Here are are a few key tips from women who have a depressing amount of experience in these matters that will help you thrive in the age of internet dating:

4 Online Dating Tips

Write A Decent Dating Profile

If you want to attract women with similar lifestyles and interests then the more upfront you are, the better. Keep this in mind when writing your online dating profile. It’s highly recommended that you take some time to write it, and not rush it. Mention specific details in your profile; for instance, you’re into sports, you like gardening, you like reading books or watching movies, etc. Don’t write that you like taking long walks on the beach, drinking pina coladas or getting caught in the rain.

Select A Debonair Profile Picture

Some women respond simply by looking at profile photos. (Yes, we can be just as shallow as men sometimes.) Here are a few suggestions that might come in handy:

  • No bathroom selfies! You’re not in your twenties (it’s gross anyway). A mature man in his 50s should steer clear of any kind of selfies. Get a professional picture of yourself taken and use that instead.
  • Men over 50, please keep your shirt on! Leave shirtless profile pics to the 20-year-olds. It doesn’t matter if you’re in incredible shape for your age. Even if you’ve got it, don’t flaunt it.
  • Don’t hide behind fashionable accessories in your profile photo, like sunglasses and a hat. Avoid using pictures with your pets as well. Especially cats. Studies show that cat guy pics on dating sites are actually a turn-off to most women. (Insert your own pussy joke here.)

Think Before You Post Comments

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With online dating, you can get everything you want. You can get a dinner companion, a friend with benefits, or even your future wife. All you have to do is show a little restraint when it comes to posting comments on women’s pictures and expressing your thoughts. Just don’t come off as an egocentric man looking for sex.

Moreover, show some creativity when you start a conversation. Refrain from using “hey, there!” type of lines. Say something that shows that you actually took enough interest to start an online conversation with her. Perhaps find a nice detail in her photo or mention something in her profile that you both have in common. This shows maturity…which you’re expected to have at this age!

Be On Your Best Behavior

Don’t let your anonymity on online dating sites bring out the worst in you. It’s tempting for men, I know, but it’s something you should say no to. With a user ID like “Fast Tommy 52,” you might think that your bad boy behavior would turn a woman on but, in reality, it’s only damaging your image. Most of the women out there don’t even bother responding to such sexual innuendos. In fact, you’ll be lucky if they don’t report your inappropriate posts in the first place.

If online dating is your thing, then follow these golden tips and get ready to catch the fancy of the most eligible women out there looking for a handsome, confident, respectful and mature man like you! Just don’t tell them you did it with the help of these online dating tips from women!

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