1 dating service for local singles to meet other baby boomer singles”; at Mature Singles Only.com, “everyone is screened”; and Baby Boomer People promises “sincere baby boomers looking for long-term relationships today! The “Boomer Singles” section of Mingle2is free, but most of the profiles featured on the home pages are 20- and 30-somethings with usernames like freebird and slackerdude. I can’t decide which is worse: those, or the unapologetic emphasis on “senior” at places like Senior and Senior Friend
If I do dip my toe in the digital dating pool, I don’t want to waste a lot of money. Almost all the sites offer a free trial, but once that expires, membership can get pricey. On a number of them, it’s almost impossible to get that information until after you’ve signed up for the free trial, then they start trying to upgrade you.
This is not a cougar site, though that’s not a bad marketing strategy. When it came time to complete my profile, I failed.
I considered carefully crafting answers to the questions about my perfect Sunday or my life in five sentences to entice the kind of man I wanted. putting my photo and date ideas up there for people to respond to (or worse, not respond to).
That led to an hourlong reverie about my dream guy, and I couldn't go on. And when I checked out men’s profiles, I felt like the worst kind of cyber-voyeur: looking and judging while refusing to put myself out there.
Jill, 48, a friend of a friend, has been with her boyfriend, Mike, 58, since they met on two and a half years ago.
(MORE: Why Middle Age Is the Best Time to Fall in Love) My Life in Five Sentences Thanks to Mande and Jill, I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for a free trial with How About We.com, which necessitated my creating a Gmail account to absorb the shrapnel.
The first thing I noticed was that the men in the home page promo look to be about 30.
Single friends and colleagues were meeting interesting people left and right and striking up passionate romances with people they’d met online.
And when dates didn’t work out, they'd tell hilarious stories about the debacle. Five years ago I got divorced, and the gates to that digital-dating domain — more massive and confusing than ever — finally opened up for me.