(Realize, of course, that the “recent” picture they send may not truly be recent — or it may not even be a picture of your “date.”) Also, protect yourself from people who might be emotionally unstable.Until you get to know your date better, conceal your personal information, agree to meet only in public and always let a friend know where you will be.An unpleasant surprise can often feel like — or be — a scam. If something sounds wrong — like a lawyer who says he’s 35 years old but has 25 years of professional experience — start asking questions.If you’re concerned about the person’s age ask him/her to send a recent photo.With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?Check out more Senior Planet articles: How to set up your online dating profile in 4 easy steps 11 ways to quit lurking and write your online dating profile Do you have a favorite dating site?
The first step to overcoming your frustration with online dating is to adjust your mindset and expectations accordingly. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess. Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors.But like all things driven down the information super highway, online dating is one way dating scams have picked up speed.Watch for the warning signs we described above, and check out this article for more info on avoiding online dating scams.