I wanted someone on my level, someone without a tongue ring or tattoos and who could answer, 'Where were you when President Kennedy was assassinated?'" There's also no reason to lie about your weight. Set your sights on the person you really want to meet.When the 50-SOMETHING TENNIS CHAMP I agreed to meet turned out to be 72, the sweet bouquet he brought didn't keep me from leaving soon after our handshake. Jim Fischer, who started his online search at 49, listed "someone my own age" as his number one criteria.
One study of perceptions in cyberspace demonstrated that selective nicknames or handles influence the impressions others develop of the person using them. Or consider Happy Hiker, Nautical Gal, Outdoor Lover, Walking Woman, Line Dancer, History Buff, Birder Chick, Bridge Belle, or Hookedon Books.
You may have a fascinating profession to brag about, as did Paleo Gal, Art Lady, and Novelist53.
It's similar to how a good resume gets you noticed so you get an interview.
The following excerpt from "The Boomer's Guide to Online Dating" will help get you started on the right foot.
Here's the line from her opening profile that killed her chances: "My favorite activity is shopping!!!