Whether you're completely new to online dating, or are just getting back onto the dating scene after a break, there are a few things you should bear in mind before getting started. Keep in mind that to grow any relationship, you have to give a little to get a little, we also want you to exercise caution when getting to know any potential new dating partners whether you meet them in a bar, through a friends or on our site. Here are a few things you might like to consider:
Stay in Control
We want to ensure that you have a safe and successful experience on Dating Over 50 UK. We therefore strongly recommend that you stay within the site to build up relationships over time, rather than giving out your phone number, personal email or instant messenger address to matches that interest you straight away. Remember that on our site you are fully in control of all your searches and can choose to take things at your own pace.
Keep it Real
With online dating you get what you give. Honesty and communication have often been viewed as the cornerstones of a happy relationship, so by being honest about yourself and what you're looking for in a partner from the start, you'll have a better chance of meeting someone who's right for you. Research shows that members with photographs receive as many as seven times more responses to their profiles than those without. So be sure to choose a recent picture that accurately reflects how you look now. Pick a headshot that clearly shows your face, in focus, smiling and in a flattering light, and maybe a full-length shot, or one showing you doing something you enjoy such as walking your dog in the country.
Get the Most From Your Time on Dating Over 50 UK
When creating your profile, you want to catch peoples' eyes and stand out from the crowd, so it pays to be specific in your interests and to highlight the qualities you have. Don't just simply state 'I have a good sense of humour' or 'I enjoy nights in with a bottle of wine and a DVD'. Try to expand a little. If someone you like the sound of shows an interest in you, take a good look at their profile. Personalising your first email to them is everything. Pick up on common life experiences and interests and make a connection that way. A first email is about getting the conversation started, not revealing your entire life story - so leave something for you both to chat about next time. Make responding to your email as easy as possible by asking them some questions, it's important to remember that the person at the other end may be waiting for you to make the first move.