Online dating is a great resource for senior daters because it is more convenient than meeting in person. Some older folks are not comfortable driving after it’s dark outside and find that a first date could often be weaned out through speaking on the Internet.
Discretion is another reason dating on the Internet appeals to the older bracket. Men and women have had life experiences and they know that sometimes there are unsavory people or that bad things DO happen to good people. When writing to someone and withholding private information, an older dater feels safer. That way, if the suitor is not someone worth meeting in person, private information is not floating out and about with the wrong person.
Meeting on the Internet is easier, too. Hand picking a man or woman based on his or her picture has never been easier. Contrary to the younger contingency, older daters do post realistic pictures of themselves. It’s easy to see the age of someone because lines in the face do not lie. They tell stories.
Research shows that when an older couple arranges to meet in person it’s not at a bar or a club. It’s a lunch where both could meet in the middle or at a museum or park. The daylight is an older couple’s friend because once the night falls, driving is a lot harder to do with sensitive eyes. Therefore, having some coffee in a café in the afternoon or going to a book reading is more an elderly couple’s style than say, dinner at nine at night.
Internet dating fulfills a couple’s first date choice. Usually the question is posed in one’s profile, “Where would you go on a first date.”
Finally, meeting through a computer is not always as undisclosed as senior might think and it’s for practical reasons. The computer is revered by the younger generation but most of the older folks are still learning it. Therefore, a man or woman might ask his or her son or daughter to help them with their profile or to help write a personal note. Information will be forthcoming and so when writing to person who is older, there is a possibility that person will ask someone for assistance in opening the romantic note that was sent or virtual gifts such as flowers or candy. It is wise to ask someone worth pursuing if he or she has issues with computers or needs a little extra hand. An honest man or woman will tell the truth. In other words, do not write anything your children will be embarrassed by. Or in this case the other person’s children.
Dating is no longer taboo for the older generation. Baby boomers are no longer babies, after all. They are merely booming in to the dating scene.