(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.
I had asked Mande what she likes about online dating, and she said that it had led to some real connections with good men and that it was worth wading through the clichéd profiles if she found one who stuck.
1 dating service for local singles to meet other baby boomer singles”; at Mature Singles Only.com, “everyone is screened”; and Baby Boomer People promises “sincere baby boomers looking for long-term relationships today! The “Boomer Singles” section of Mingle2is free, but most of the profiles featured on the home pages are 20- and 30-somethings with usernames like freebird and slackerdude. I can’t decide which is worse: those, or the unapologetic emphasis on “senior” at places like Senior and Senior Friend
If I do dip my toe in the digital dating pool, I don’t want to waste a lot of money. Almost all the sites offer a free trial, but once that expires, membership can get pricey. On a number of them, it’s almost impossible to get that information until after you’ve signed up for the free trial, then they start trying to upgrade you.
We don’t generally hang out in bars, our friends don’t throw parties every weekend (and the ones we go to seem populated with couples).