Archive for the 'Online Dating' Category

Older women beware of dating site con men

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

The NY Times ran a great piece on how older women are targeted by scammers when they post profiles on dating sites. These women are choice victims because they have accumulated wealth from years of savings, and are often recently widowed and lonely–which makes them especially vulnerable to that interested and attentive stranger who knows […]

Is monogamy old school?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Most folks know that there are websites that cater to the married but looking people—those who want sex with no attachment or sex and companionship, but with the agreement it will not change their marital status. Now it seems that there are an increasing number of young, “progressive,” couples who are completely open about it […]

Online dating–Scammers masquerading as potential soul mates

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

In his Washington Post column today, John Kelly writes his second piece on online romance scams. Apparently these are growing more abundant and many of the perps are from places like Nigeria. They masquerade as everything from Special Forces troops to regular guys, looking for a real romance. After establishing an online relationship with a […]

Dating after 50—for Dummies

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

There’s a new book titled Dating after 50 for Dummies—written by AARP relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz, PhD. Who would have thought that the AARP would have their own relationship expert? It’s not the same world that boomers grew up in when older folks retired and headed for a quiet pasture.
The Today Show did a segment […]

Matchmaking for the older dater

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Are you a divorced, widowed or single senior who has begun dating again after many years or contemplating doing so? If so, you are probably like many 60+ adults who haven’t had much dating experience for say, 40 or so years. You might be wondering where you should even start to look for other compatible […]

Get your online dating while it’s hot

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

It has often been said that finding the right relationship involves many factors and timing is one of them. I agree and Match.com along with other dating sites has the statistics to back this up.
Last year Match found January 2nd to be the busiest day of the year in the world of online dating. It […]

There is such a thing as a free meal

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Just when we thought every kind of dating site had already been thought up- here comes HiDine.com. HiDine works like this- women go on and post their favorite restaurants and the guys can then extend the invitation of a date to one of her selections, with the understanding that he picks up the check. It’s […]

There’s no honor among cheaters

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

There are a couple of cautionary tales to this story. One is that some websites lie outright and others play with the truth through omissions, false promises- and sexy and untruthful marketing. The second is that if someone is capable of lying to someone else, they will do the same to you if it was […]

If you need a wingman or wingwoman- check out eHarmony

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

If online dating has become too time consuming, frustrating and unproductive- you may want to consider bellying up to the bar and paying more for eHarmony’s new premium service. The cost is (swallow or choke) 5,000- but they promise to deliver what a personal matchmaker does, for a lot less money. Apparently 15,000 eHarmony members […]

Free Dating Websites for 50+ singles

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Two websites designed especially for those 5o and up are offering a hard to pass up deal. They are offering free lifetime subscriptions for a limited time only. In other words, if you sign up quickly you will never have to pay a membership fee- never. One is designed by boomers and is especially for […]