Free online dating over 50
If you’ve ever created an online dating profile for yourself, you know that it only scratches the surface of what you’re like.No profile, no matter how well-written, could ever hope to capture the full extent of your personality.To make matters worse, most people suck at selling themselves, and do a terrible job of their profiles.And, of course, the ones who good at selling themselves generally do so by misrepresenting themselves to some extent.What they don’t ever make clear is that each filter you add diminishes your chances of finding a compatible partner even further.Forget 1 in 562, you could literally be talking about 1 in a million.In the US, online dating is now the second most common way for heterosexual couples to meet (behind introductions through friends). After millions of years of human evolution, and thousands of years of the development of human society, humans had settled on the idea that in-person interactions through fun, face-to-face social activities were the best way to meet new people.
Add those complications to the fact that online dating is, for many people, a thoroughly dispiriting experience, and it’s no wonder that older adults are more likely to rate it as a negative experience than any other demographic. If people are finding love through online dating sites, why does it fail so many others?
The last decade has seen an explosion in the number of online dating sites around the world, and the number of people using them.
According to some estimates, there are over 8,000 online dating sites worldwide, and over 2,500 in the US alone.
Of course, online dating wouldn’t be so popular if it didn’t work for so many people.
According to some estimates, over a third of marriages in the US are now from couples who first met online.
The promise of making it easier to find your “ideal” companion by letting you add filters to hone in on specific requirements has actually had the opposite effect, diminishing your pool to the point it becomes almost impossible to find anyone!