Over the course of several months of online dating, I discovered that the pool of available older women is vast and diverse (as is true of men, although perhaps to a lesser extent) and that with a little effort, a reasonably intelligent, halfway-presentable person can usually generate some interest on dating websites. We’ve survived death and divorce, raised families, managed careers and built support networks of family and friends.And even though procreation is off the table, I picked up clear signals from the women I met online that the meter is running, so it’s best to get on with things.My own encounters revolved around OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish, both of which are free dating sites.
John Cacioppo, a psychologist at the University of Chicago in Illinois, wondered how online dating has changed American family life.
Right unless it involved a few drinks followed by a half forgotten conversation?
So I hopped on the online dating train that apparently has 29 million passengers in America alone.
For instance, does “loves sports” mean you’re up for cross-country skiing and white-water rafting, or is it a declaration that every weekend is devoted to channel-surfing the pro and college games? Potential dates skimming your profile are more likely to respond to specifics.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.