11 Critical Steps for Safe Online Dating

This infographic outlines the importance of taking safety precautions and shows you how to take steps to have a safe online dating experience.

Love it or hate it, online dating is hands down the best way to find love after 40. Imagine trying to find love at this age without sites like Match.com and OkCupid, Bumble and Hinge. Do your friends set you up? Probably not. And if they do, it’s usually with someone who’s not a good fit. Most people over 40 go to work, the gym, and come home. Online dating is the place people find love all day every day. But, it’s important to take steps for safe online dating.

This isn’t to scare you and keep you from online dating due to horror stories you may have heard. Fortunately, those stories are few and far between. But, it’s important to know about safe online dating, so you can relax and enjoy the journey to find love after 40. This infographic outlines the importance of taking safety precautions and shows you how to take steps to have a safe online dating experience.

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Dating a Widower: When Will He Be Ready to Love Again?

When you’re dating a widower, how long does it usually take for him to feel he’s ready for a committed relationship again? 

Dear Sandy,

I have been divorced for three years. The first two years, I worked on myself to recover and get to know myself again. Last January, I felt I was ready to date, so I went on Match. In July, I met a man who was a widower of nine months. He knew I was looking for a serious relationship and wanted to meet me. 

We hit it off right away and are now very very close. However, he is still on Match, and I’ve shut my profile down. That bothers me. I am the first woman he has dated in 32 years. He has been honest with me and says he isn’t ready to settle down in a serious committed relationship, even though he knows that I am.

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5 Tips for Creating a Genuine Dating Profile

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Your online dating profile is the first impression you make with potential partners. Here’s how to boost your chances of making a lasting connection.

There are many factors you should take into account as an active online dater, though the creation of your profile is one of the most important. Your profile is the first impression you make with potential long-term partners — it could either boost or stifle your chances of making a connection.

If you’re tactful in the creation of your profile, you’re on the right path to finding your perfect match. Here is a step-by-step guide for how to create your online dating profile:

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Best Texting Advice for Mature Daters

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Learn the best texting advice for singles who are re-entering the dating world at 50, 60, and beyond. Discover when to text, what to text, and more.

Peggy and Richard Wolman are matchmakers and dating coaches for mature daters. I interviewed them on Last First Date Radio, where they shared their best texting advice for women and men re-entering the dating scene later in life. Texting is a whole new world of communication, and many mature daters have no idea how to navigate this confusing aspect of the dating scene. When to text? What to text? When NOT to text? I will share highlights of our show in a moment, but first, a little more about my guests. 

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Which Online Dating Sites Are the Best?

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One of the most common questions I get as a dating coach for women over 40 is, “Which online dating sites are best?” This study has the answers.

One of the most common questions I get as a dating coach for women over 40 is, “Which online dating sites are best?” My answer is that it depends on where you live, what you’re looking for, and on your age range. The truth is that every single day, all day, people find love on every online dating site and every mobile dating app. I thought it would be interesting to share a comprehensive study of 68 online dating sites conducted by Reviews.com. They disclose their top four picks, and you’ll learn what they are in just a minute.

The criteria they used to choose the top four dating sites was based on how accurate the algorithms were, how easy it was to set up a good profile, quality of messages, how user-friendly the sites were, and how much they cost. 

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Infographic on The Rise of Online Dating Apps

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Check out this infographic, highlighting some interesting data about online dating apps; who uses them, where they’re most popular, and so on…

It’s phenomenal when you look at the statistics that close to one in ten people have actually used online dating apps in today’s world. When you take a closer more granular look, the research also shows that triple the number of people have now made use of an online dating app in comparison to the number of people who did so just three years ago in 2013.

Badoo and Tinder are the mobile dating apps that lead the pack in terms of popularity; Badoo tends to dominate in terms of popularity in the Southern and Eastern Hemisphere areas, while Tinder seems to be more popular with people in the Northern Hemisphere (it’s not uniform, there there are slight variations).

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