Why You’re Not Finding Love Online (And What You Can Do About It)

Ever wonder why you’re not finding love online? It’s probably because you’re making this huge mistake in your online profile.

Do you hate online dating? Ever wonder why you’re having so much trouble finding love online (or offline)? It’s probably because you’re making the number one mistake most people make in their online dating profile. I came across a personal ad on Craig’s list that illustrates the key mistake that most people are making in their profiles without even realizing it.

The following profile is a bit extreme, and you’ll quickly see why this woman is having so much trouble finding love. By studying her profile mistakes, you may recognize a few ways you’ve been unknowingly sabotaging your love life and discover how to improve your profile and attract in a quality man. Are you making any of these mistakes?

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A Man’s Thoughts on Online Dating After 50

After his wife died, author, Chuck Epstein, discovered that re-entering the dating scene wasn’t easy. Here’s his story of online dating after 50.

My radio guest, Chuck Epstein, was married 33 years when he lost his wife to cancer. Having recently moved to Florida for her treatments, he didn’t have much of a support community, so he attended a grief support group. He was the only man in a group of 15 women. When the leader asked, “Who is ready to date again?” he was the only one to raise his hand!  

He wrote a memoir about his adventures in online dating after 50, You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful. It’s filled with the ups and downs of dating after 50, especially if you live in Florida with many retirees. You’ll laugh at some of his crazy stories, and other dating adventures will tear on your heartstrings.

Check out highlights of our interview on Last First Date Radio below.

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A Fail-Safe Template for an Outstanding Online Dating Profile

If you want to succeed at online dating, your online dating profile must stand out from the crowd. Here’s a template that will make it easy to do just that!

How important is an outstanding online dating profile? If you want to find love, which I think you’ll agree is pretty significant—why wouldn’t you spend time and effort crafting the best profile essay, one that describes who you are in as few words as possible? Why, oh why, do many people post God-awful essays that tell you nothing about the person? (Do you feel my pain?)

One of the secrets to online dating success is knowing how to stand out from the crowd. So, don’t write a string of adjectives to describe yourself. You’ll end up sounding generic. Do you feel just as comfortable in a little black dress as you do in a pair of jeans? (Yawn) And then you wonder why online dating doesn’t work…

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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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