Twofer: Dating Advice For Both Men and Women

Joe Seldner writes on a variety of topics for Huffington Post, but quite often about dating and romance for Over 50’s.

Here are two pieces from him, one on Dating Tips For Men Over 50, and Dating Advice For Women Over 50.

For the men, his advice is pretty basic:  be positive and listen.  His tips for women are more complicated, including topics such as body image, money, sex, and control.  In other words, he seems to be saying men are simple, while women are complex. Anyone disagree?

Over 50 On-Line and Speed Dating

Most of us think of CNN as the place for 24 hour coverage of missing airliners, but here’s a story from its website on a topic that can be just as mysterious: on-line dating.

The writer, Ronni Berke, says she let her fear of something bad happening, like disappointment or heartbreak, keep her from even trying to meet new people.  Finally, after seven years, she decided that avoiding any bad was also preventing any good.  So she took the plunge, trying on-line and speed dating. She describes her experiences with both, and offers some tips about each.

Please use the Comments section to describe your experiences in the on-line and speed dating world.  Did it work well for you, or was it a flop?  Any suggestions for improving the odds?

What Dating Sites Are You Using?

I went searching for reviews of dating sites for folks over 50, but really struggled to find a post that was clear, unbiased, and didn’t exist solely for affiliate marketing.  Until I came across this interactive article from Liz Stock. Liz has laid it all out beautifully — click on the statement that best describes you and what you’re looking for, and you get a list of of relevant sites, details about them, and suggestions for using them best.  Seriously, this is a great resource. And if you use it, please click the links she provides, as that helps her receive some compensation.

Have you used the “mainstream” sites like Match, e-Harmony, and OKCupid? How has that gone for you? I’ll note that Liz does not include Tinder.  Are you using it?  Is it working for you?  Click below, and please tell your story in the Comments…