While chatting online pre-date might seem like a great way to vet matches, there's a "tipping point" at which all of that information gathering might be hurting your love life, according to a 2014 study.
Statistics about online dating are all over the place. She criticized what I ordered for dinner." Okay, sometimes they are real and matter. This is a particular problem for the over 50 set, because we don't want to "waste time" with the wrong person, so a red flag, any red flag, makes us nervous. Everyone has flaws or they -- and you -- wouldn't be on a dating website.
(It's possible to do much more screening of a potential date now than before this phenomenon came along.) When most of the over 50 set was last seen dating 25 years ago, meeting took place at work, school, through well-meaning if usually misguided friends, or through that urban myth of going up to someone in the grocery store (did that ever happen, or at least happen without the police being called? Don't flee the scene just because something reminds you of a past relationship gone bad.
) But there are pitfalls, some are directly attributable to internet dating, some are collateral damage. A CLICK AWAY Red flags seque neatly into the biggest plus and biggest minus of online dating.
As I looked at the photos of my prospective mates, I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful men looking for love.
There they were posing on the beach, standing by flashy cars or quaffing wine in top restaurants.
That being said, here are a few thoughts from me and a few other guys on what you might call “profile pitfalls,” for what they’re worth.