“Coming out of a long-term marriage, they might feel they’ve lost their touch.
“We’re a good fit; we get along and communicate so well,” said Allen.
“We have a lot to look forward to.” “We feel really lucky,” added Prochniak. Three-quarters of online daters never update their original profile. Make time after brunch to get on your app and browse. Arrange a public get-together, tell a friend the details of whom you’re meeting and don’t overshare on first or even second dates. In addition to mainstream sites, there are dating platforms for people of different religious and professional backgrounds and also some oddly specific narrow niches, including sites for the gluten intolerant, cannabis fans, and people with STDs. Practice saying this: “I don’t think you’re a match for me.” Only you know what you’re looking for.
Hosts and spouses Treva and Robby Scharf, who were in their fifties when they married (the first time for each), bring decades of experience in the search for love to their listeners.
Both have used apps and sites and see online dating as a crucial but imperfect resource for midlife singles.
“My favorite people to work with are 50 and over,” said Denys Crea, 62, vice president of the Pairings Group, a relationship and matchmaking agency.
Crea specializes in dating re-entry and coaching online daters, male and female.
“Our research found many dating sites are owned by the same companies.
They seem to work about the same, but cater to niches.” Clark said there’s no secret to success, but advises daters to “take the time and energy to put out there what you want back.” The U. Census Bureau calculates almost half of American adults are unmarried, and dating sites and apps foster interactions for those singles.
But if you switch up the text and add new pictures, site algorithms will likely reward you by sharing your profile to new and different eyes. This is also an excellent time to post your freshened profile. When you use your real name, a quick Google search can reveal your address, property you own, professional information and more. When you don’t feel a connection, be frank and don’t waste your time — or theirs.
Kevyn Burger is a freelance feature writer and broadcast producer.
The chemistry between the pair, both of whom had been divorced, was immediate.