“Is he the guy I thought I would end up with in a long-term relationship? They put me in touch with 51-year-old Los Angeles-based Dina Mande, who has been online dating for about a year and a half.Mande hasn’t found her man yet, but she hasn’t lost her enthusiasm.No surprise, then, that Internet advertising is fat with ads for 50 dating sites.
“Those who think a mate will just come to them and people who consider finding one a part-time job.” I was pretty sure I knew which camp I fell into.
She goes on to explain that she had been proactive and methodical, wading through 2,000 profiles in a single weekend, then emailing the few dozen that seemed interesting and assessing what came back to her.
That led to an hourlong reverie about my dream guy, and I couldn't go on. And when I checked out men’s profiles, I felt like the worst kind of cyber-voyeur: looking and judging while refusing to put myself out there.
I had asked Mande what she likes about online dating, and she said that it had led to some real connections with good men and that it was worth wading through the clichéd profiles if she found one who stuck.
In those intervening years, online dating became my generation’s preferred way of meeting potential mates, according to a survey commissioned by e
And other research shows that people over 50 are joining online dating sites at twice the rate of other age groups.
” is an actual suggestion from a 50-plus member, which makes me a little depressed. ) Mande, who has been on that site for two months, said she got only two responses to her posts suggesting such dates as a jazz concert at LACMA and lunch by the pool at the Loew’s on Ocean Avenue — both from younger men. Her profile is witty and charming, with stunning photos.
If I were a guy, I’d hang out at the pool with her.
We don’t generally hang out in bars, our friends don’t throw parties every weekend (and the ones we go to seem populated with couples).
Our flirting skills are rusty to nonexistent, some of us are still too preoccupied with work or kids to go out, and when do we go out, unless it's specifically an event for "mature" folks, everyone is 27.
1 dating service for local singles to meet other baby boomer singles”; at Mature Singles Only.com, “everyone is screened”; and Baby Boomer People promises “sincere baby boomers looking for long-term relationships today! The “Boomer Singles” section of Mingle2is free, but most of the profiles featured on the home pages are 20- and 30-somethings with usernames like freebird and slackerdude. I can’t decide which is worse: those, or the unapologetic emphasis on “senior” at places like Senior and Senior Friend