Are you a senior aged 55 and above and are you seeking for possible romantic relations with someone within that age range? Are you a younger person who for one reason or the other wishes to date someone aged 55 and above?
The purpose of this article is not to find out your reason for wanting to date folks who are 55 years and above. Rather, we want to help you achieve your goal by giving you the information you need to make this happen.
Where to Find Them
There are a number of places where you can meet seniors of this age. This article will focus on online meeting points though there are also physical ways to meet them.
Without going into too much detail, we will quickly give a list of online dating websites where you can meet these seniors.
If you are a senior yourself, your chances of meeting prospective partners of this age bracket online is much higher on sites like: Senior Match, Our Time, Senior People Meet and Silver Singles.
For those who are themselves not seniors but want to date seniors, the sites we listed above will not accept you unless you are 50 years and above. You can however try sites like eHarmony, Elite Singles and Match.
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How to Use the Sites for Better Results
To get the most from these sites, try to do the following:
Define Your Objectives
What do you want to get out of these dating websites? Yes, you want to date a senior aged 55 and above but have you decided on the kind of senior you want? Define the characteristics that appeal to you. Once you know the kind of personality and physical attributes you want, finding it will be much easier.
Setup an Appealing Profile
The same way you will take time looking at profiles is the same way others will look at yours. Take some time to ensure your profile is a hit. Choose your pictures wisely and present the description of yourself in an appealing manner, emphasizing on your interests and likes.
If possible, have someone else look through your picture selection and choose one for your profile. Your goal is to make your profile as appealing as possible.
Staying Safe with Online Dating
Now that you are ready to go online to find folks aged 55 and above whom you can date, it is important that you understand a few things about online dating so you can ensure your safety. Yes, some of the sites we recommended have already tried to put a few measures in place to vet their members.
As a result of this, you will need to take certain steps to further ensure your safety through the online dating process. Here are a few things you need to know and steps you need to take.
A Lot of Profiles are Filled with Lies
This is the primary thing you need to bear in mind when joining any site. Take every profile’s content with a pinch of salt. Just don’t believe everything you read. Read this.
According to the Kaspersky study we shared above, up to 57% of members of dating sites tell lies to each other. While many of these may not be malicious but attempts at showing themselves in a light different from what they really are, there are those who do this for malicious reasons.
With this in mind, approach every prospect with caution even if optimistic. With extended communication with a prospect, you should be able to determine what is really true and what is not.
Keep Your Communications on the Site for as Long as It Takes
Continuing from our point above, since you are not sure of the intentions and sincerity of the person on the other end, keep your communications on the site for as long as it takes for you to be confident enough to take it a step further.
This means that you should not begin to exchange personal contact details just yet. Chat on the site or using the site’s app. Only exchange personal contact details when you are convinced to do so.
Do Not Offer Unnecessary Personal Information
There are some personal information that can make it easy for a person to locate you. Remember that some folks on the site have malicious intentions so you do not want to give anyone tools with which to exercise their evil intent.
Some of the types of information that you should not share include your home address, your home phone number (which can be used to locate your home address), your place of work and any other locations you frequent. Let it all stay online until you are really sure you want to get a bit more personal.
Never Meet in a Quiet and Secluded Place
When you have finally decided that it is time (and safe) to meet, make sure your first few meetings are in public locations where there are lots of other people. Remember the 2016 story of Jason Lawrence who was charged with raping 5 women and attempting to rape two others, all of whom he met on one of the dating sites? He always had a way of taking them to secluded places.
You can read about that story here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/man-raped-five-women-after-meeting-them-on-matchcom-a6876586.html.
Bars, malls and other public places are great places to meet.
Watch Your Drink
Predators have been known to secretly put drugs into the drinks of their victims. Therefore, even if you are meeting in a public place, watch your drink. In fact, get your drinks together as against having one person (especially the male) to go get the drink.
If your drink ever leaves your sight, do not drink it again.
Protect Yourself During Sex
Okay, so the process has gone on very smoothly and now you both have decided to take the plunge. Unless you have both tested yourselves and can vouch for your health status, do the smart thing and ensure that any sexual encounter is done with protection.
There is a huge opportunity awaiting you on various online dating sites. Yes, there are dangers and other concerns, however, with the information we have shared here, you can safely navigate these waters until you find that right person.
It’s a world of opportunities out there and we mean this literally.
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