How long has it been since you had a shoulder to cry on? Or had someone to share your morning tea with?
Companionship is a basic human need, which everyone deserves. With time social activities, codes of conducts, norms etcetera have changed. Age is no taboo to mingle with someone.
Baby boomers no longer struggle with the world of dating. They are hardworking individuals who are extremely quick to learn.
We begin by texting as a mode of communication. Texting is an example of a youth-oriented technology that, once sampled, struck a chord with many boomers.
It’s viewed as a more polite form of communication in public places. It gives a window for not responding immediately. It is straightforward and cuts the peripheral stuff. One can straight away jump into the conversation they want and there is no beating around the bush.
Online dating is a medium which kick starts conversation on text, which then gives a proper basis; a list of pros and cons; to decide whether one wants to meet the other person or not. They’re at an age when they’re less likely to meet a variety of people in settings such as school. It’s like online auctions — it expands your exposure — and it’s a shortcut over old-fashioned dating. Many boomers find online dating enjoyable. It offers more selectivity: You can actually filter out people. In a social environment, you can’t really tell that much about the background of a person when you’re sitting there talking to them.
Here is a step by step guide for you to venture into online dating with Answer Genie as your guide.
The first step is to make a list of what you expect to seek out of an online dating experience. Many times people provide idealized answers of what they wish for. Be honest to yourself and then with others.
The second step is to create a separate, nondescript email address. One doesn’t need to be flooded by dating app emails on an official email id.
Choose the app or website you wish to use. Make an account on the same.
One of the prime factors that affect your dating prospects is how well your profile is made. Complete all steps. Several sites require you to have a separate screen name. Be fun and quirky while doing this. Remember to draw a line between fun and someone who is trying too hard. Do not try to be someone you are not because that’s just deceptive.
Add pictures which – show your face clearly, show you in a social situation or taking part in social activities; you do not want to look like someone who is a loner and lastly your pictures should show your interests; for instance post a picture while reading a book etcetera.
Write a short crisp bio. It should make you look approachable and also leaving the other person wanting to know more about you.
After this start conversation. Remember that the other person may be as nervous as you are. No one is judging anyone, it isn’t a competition. Be calm and honest while texting. Texting is a platform where there isn’t a need to reply instantly. Take your time but also make sure that the other person doesn’t feel you’re disinterested.
After texting have a phone call, it makes things more real. It breaks the virtual tangent of interaction. Following this, if things feel right, schedule a meeting. Be forgiving in the first meeting. Choose a fun place to meet, something which is casual but not too committed. Start with coffee, if you find it appealing stretch the date for a meal or else you anyway signed up for just coffee.
You are prepared to enter the world of online dating now!
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