BY KITT WALSH I’ve been writing about taking a second (or third? There is no need to reveal everything about yourself all at once.
) shot on love for those of us over the age of 50 by venturing into the world of online dating. You can maintain some privacy (and even an attractive sense of mystery) while still divulging enough to interest a reader.
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Keep your product’s major flaws out of the commercial.Yes, you looked great, but you want to date someone who is attracted to you right now.So select photos that look good, but could also in some universe be reasonably understood to be you.Wait till you are in a better mental space before you write your profile.Your despondency will color your profile and you don’t want to be the wallflower or droopy dude at the online party. It just means you have to choose pictures that present you correctly.A guy may love 6 of your photos, but if that 7th picture makes him wonder just how attracted to you he actually is, he will likely move on to the next profile.Now that you’ve made your choice of which site or sites to use, how do you write your profile? Also, remember, you will want something left to discuss when you finally meet.Another note on privacy: Don’t ever give out your full name, email, address or phone number online.You can tweak it and rewrite it as many times as you’d like (don’t overthink it or get obsessed) and see if your “hit rate” rises. Hitting the button that posts your profile is a daunting moment, but go ahead and give it a try.When you check back and see that the first person wants to meet you, you are likely to feel your heart race a little with the excitement you probably haven’t felt in quite a while.