Are you a bit frustrated with online dating? If silence has been the only response you've received from your online profile, take heart. You don't need to change yourself, but you do need to make a few tweaks to your profile. Here are the top five things you can do.
By far the biggest mistake midlife daters make is with photos. They get attached to older photos where they think they looked great. The problem is, the photos show them as they were not as they are now, so the image they project on their profile no longer valid. But it goes deeper than that.
The photos on a profile should help tell a potential date your story, and give them a flavor of your personality. Use current photos that embrace who you are right now. Make sure one of them is a full-body shot that shows you in "action" of some sort. No, you don't have to be hiking or running, but you should show yourself doing something, even if it's browsing a flea market or reading a book.
Use the things you've listed in your profile as a guide on what to include in your photos. Did you say you loved to travel? Post something from a recent vacation. Do you like to play around in your garden? Go to movies? Adhere to a daily walk rain or shine? Let your photos illustrate this.