If you’re single and over 50, chances are good that either you want to date again, or your friends and family are after you to do so. In fact, the 50-plus set represents the fastest-growing group of Internet dating users, according to a study by Lehman Brothers. But how do you write a profile that attracts the right people for you?
“Dating requires that you sell yourself,” says Denver-based Carolyn Bushong, LPC, psychotherapist, marriage counselor, and dating and life coach. “People over a certain age tend to talk about their grandchildren, their past lives, or what it’s like to be retiring or retired. That may be what is going on in your life right now, but it’s not sexy. Focus on your future.”
Here, Carolyn's 5 age-tested tips for setting up your dating profile. Read them, then try them out at Match.com