Dating for forty somethings

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On the flip side, many of the men are there for hook-ups.

For every man seeking dating or romance on Tinder, there are probably 10 others seeking to hook-up, or to become friends with benefits.

But for you lads who want to stand out from the crowd and really impress a girl, here are my tips: 1. If you really don’t know how to sell yourself, find talking yourself up difficult, battle to think of enough to say to fill up the ‘About me’ section, WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON A DATING SITE? Type up your stuff in Word, run the spelling and grammar check, cut and paste it into the dating site’s field. If I had a cent for every guy I’ve seen who loves long walks on the beach, a glass of red wine in front of the fireplace, enjoys going out as much as staying at home, and loves to laugh, I’d be richer than Bill Gates.

Don’t include the following in your username: 69, sexy, hot, naughty (or worse, norty), stud, etc. Saying that on your profile will just have us girls skipping on to the next guy. I’m sure there must be girls out there who are impressed by how ‘intellegant’ you are, but I don’t know any of them. Maybe I’m demanding, but I’d really like someone who is NOT ‘your average guy’ or ‘the boy next door’.

Unfortunately, as two people with impossibly tight and busy schedules, we weren't able to (or perhaps were unwilling or frightened) to carve out enough time in our schedules to really give the relationship a chance.

I've also been on several first dates that didn't lead to second dates with other men I've met on Tinder.

Tinder's strength is that it easily tells you when there is a mutual attraction. For me, the benefits of using a dating app far outweigh its drawbacks.

In the past year, I've dated two different men that I met on Tinder. Our first date was in a left-wing cooperative bookstore and cafe.In my late 40s, I never thought I would turn to a "hook-up" app for romance. After my marriage of 12 years ended, I spent most of the past decade building a successful career that allowed me the time and flexibility I needed to raise my son and assembling a close-knit circle of friends.Although my ex-husband and I co-parent our now 12-year old son, my son spends 75% of his time at my home.One man went from asking me about spelunking to suggesting we would make beautiful babies.Needless to say, it was an abrupt shift in our conversation. They sit in my matches folder like unexplored potential. Maybe we'd have great chemistry – if only one of us made the next move. I'm usually called away by mothering, chores, and paid work.

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