How To Use Senior Dating Services
Choose Your Dating Service
Before you can get started, you’ll need to decide which service or services you want to work with. You may already have one in mind. If not, find one that comes highly recommended. If you don’t know anyone who is currently using senior dating services and can give you a recommendation, search for one that is popular and has good reviews online.
Anymore, most senior dating services operate online, though there are still a few that operate by phone or in person. If you are internet savvy or have someone who can help you figure out how it works, an online service will often give you quicker service and access to a broader pool of people for choosing matches.
Once you’ve chosen the service you want to work with, you’ll need to set up a profile. If you’re working with an in-person company, you will probably fill out a questionnaire or talk to someone from the service who will interview you. If you’re using one of the online senior dating services, you’ll set up your profile on the internet. The service will also ask you some questions about the type of person you’re interested in dating. Be sure to answer these as completely and honestly as you can, so you get good matches.
Creating a Killer Profile
When setting up a profile for senior dating services, pay particular attention to being honest in everything you say. This will help you avoid awkward situations with matches later on, when you have to reveal that you are different than you presented yourself initially. You’ll want to balance this with attention to how you are coming across, though. You don’t need to reveal everything about yourself if you don’t want to.
Interacting With Matches
After your profile is established, the dating service will start notifying you of potential matches. Look carefully through the profiles you are sent. If you’re not interested in communicating with someone, for whatever reason, it’s perfectly acceptable to close or cancel the match without communicating with the other person.
If you are interested in talking with someone you meet through one of the senior dating services, contact them in an appropriate manner. Some dating services will want you to use a specific format, while others will let you email directly from the beginning. Introduce yourself and ask a few questions, like you would if you were meeting in person. Wait for a reply and see where it goes. You never know who you might meet.
Finding Someone Special
It may take a few tries, but you should be able to meet someone special using senior dating services. When you do, all your effort to learn about the service and establish your presence there will seem well worthwhile.