Just as I think I have been stood up, a lone chap arrives, clad in a lime-green anorak, looking anxious and slighter in stature than I was expecting.
But the key to finding the right site (or sites) for you depends on what type of relationship you’re in search of.
If you’re just dipping your toes back into the dating pool, free sites can be a great place to start.
Plentyof Fish (POF) has a range of features – these are a few of the most popular: While technically a free site, Plentyof Fish offers you the option to purchase a membership upgrade.
This allows you to find out who’s viewed your profile, find out if your messages were read or deleted, browse ad-free, send unlimited gifts, and increase your profile’s traffic.
You may even find that online dating isn’t right for you – if that’s the case, all the better to find out without investing much into the process.
Free sites generally offer more flexibility for different types of relationships, including casual hookups and same-sex relationships.
It's also a great time for some self-reflection about what you're looking for in a new relationship.
This self-reflection often includes reading up on love and relationships to make sure you are wiser and better equipped for relationship success. I switch gender and take a look at what I would see if I were a bloke. After the passing of my wife of 31 years, I found myself alone for the first time in my life.
Simon and Garfunkel's song title is applicable to the turbulent boomer dating waters. I have been rejected by my first two online dating hopefuls. My choices: spend the rest of my life living alone or jump into the over-50 dating pool.