The gentlemans guide to internet dating
A common gripe shared by many women I met concerned the fellow who arrived at the meetup bearing little resemblance to the guy in the profile.This advice applies to both sexes: Don’t post pictures of yourself from 10 years and/or 40 lbs. Don’t rave about your intense exercise regimen when you’re really a couch potato.And guys, before sending a message with even a hint of sexual innuendo, think about what your mother would say, then remember that many of these women mothers, for that matter.This applies to women in particular, but not exclusively.According to the FBI, dating websites are often popular targets for scams perpetrated by offshore criminal networks.While the bureau acknowledges that virtually everyone is at risk, it says Internet scammers pay particular attention to “women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled.” These cyber-criminals create elaborate profiles on singles sites, often with glamorous photos.Are you looking for an occasional dinner companion, a friends-with-benefits arrangement or a marriage candidate? The more clarity and candor you can muster (within the boundaries of good taste), the better.
I’m no longer active on dating sites, but I don’t regret using them. Internet dating puts all options on the table, and a growing number of sites cater to the more mature singles crowd.