Boomers Dating Online: 5 Tips for Finding Love on Your Smartphone

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Attention boomers dating online: here are 5 tips to help you find love.

Many believe that online dating has led to a culture of superficial relationships and unkindness. While this is true in some cases, dating apps can also lead to respectful and meaningful relationships. And it’s not just for younger generations. More and more people over the age of fifty are getting involved in the online dating scene. The Internet has revolutionized the way we work, communicate and get entertainment, so it only makes sense that it also affects the way we date. Here are four tips for boomers dating online to get started on finding your true love on the web.

Boomers Dating Online: 5 Tips for Finding Love on Your Smartphone

1. Download Dating Apps

Often, the most difficult part of online dating is simply putting yourself out there. It can be intimidating to add your photo to a pool of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, but you need to take the plunge. There are many dating apps, from Tinder to eHarmony, so do your research to find out which is best for what you are looking for.

Some apps exist for specific interests. For example, Bumble lets women make the first move. Hornet is for the gay community. And Match is for paid customers who want a long-term relationship. Find one that meets your specific needs. And even if you are not happy with the first one you download, there are others to try that may better suit your needs.

2. Take Great Photos

Pictures are your first impression on dating apps, so you need to make sure yours are high-quality and express who you are. One way to have great pictures is having a phone that can take high-quality photos, such as the iPhone 6s, which comes equipped with a 12-megapixel iSight camera. If you’re shooting on a mobile phone, make sure the photos are crisp, clear and show your face; nobody wants to meet someone they haven’t seen a proper picture of. Upload pictures of you doing the things you love, from sports to arts. This is a great opportunity to let others get to know you and to find people who share your interests.

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4. Focus on Your Interests

Boomers dating online don’t have to exclusively using dating apps. There are other websites, such as Meetup.com, that enable you to join groups for specific interests, age groups and locations. It can take the pressure off meeting someone when you are in a group setting and able to mingle. It is also helpful to already have something in common with the people you are meeting. For example, a group for people over 50 who practice yoga guarantees some commonalities: age and a hobby. Finding groups that focus around your interests provides a pool of like-minded people and instant ice breakers.

5. Be Sincere

One of the most frustrating issues in online dating is a lack of honesty. It may be tempting to lie about your height, hobbies, age or other things you find embarrassing, but if you take the process seriously, do not lie. Treat your conversations as real introductions, and do not say things you wouldn’t be comfortable saying in person. Remember there is a real person on the other end of the app, so be respectful of his or her time and interests. Every conversation is a chance for you to evaluate whether or not you want to meet this person, so treat it as such by being honest, open and sincere.

Have you ever used an online dating app? Please share your experience below.

And if you want to really be successful finding love online, you’re going to want to join me in my upcoming course. It starts January 17th, won’t be offered again for several months. Also, the price will go up the next time by several hundred dollars, so if you want in, now’s the time.

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