” 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.
This is not a cougar site, though that’s not a bad marketing strategy. When it came time to complete my profile, I failed.
I considered carefully crafting answers to the questions about my perfect Sunday or my life in five sentences to entice the kind of man I wanted. putting my photo and date ideas up there for people to respond to (or worse, not respond to).
(MORE: Why Middle Age Is the Best Time to Fall in Love) My Life in Five Sentences Thanks to Mande and Jill, I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for a free trial with How About We.com, which necessitated my creating a Gmail account to absorb the shrapnel.
The first thing I noticed was that the men in the home page promo look to be about 30.
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.
So I figured I had a decent shot at honing my own rusty skills and possibly finding an age-appropriate boyfriend. Million-member-strong Our Time.com, which is owned by the same parent company as Match.com, describes itself as “a dating site that not only understands what it is to be over 50, but also celebrates this exciting chapter of our lives.” I can interact with people there for to per month.
Single friends and colleagues were meeting interesting people left and right and striking up passionate romances with people they’d met online.
And when dates didn’t work out, they'd tell hilarious stories about the debacle. Five years ago I got divorced, and the gates to that digital-dating domain — more massive and confusing than ever — finally opened up for me.
(MORE: 6 Steps to Create a More Photogenic Online 'Stamp') Online Dating Just for Us Most people know at least one couple who met online and are, at least ostensibly, living happily ever after.
Jill, 48, a friend of a friend, has been with her boyfriend, Mike, 58, since they met on two and a half years ago.