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I have been divorced for a couple of years and I am thinking about getting back into the dating game. I am 53 so meeting someone in a bar (like I did back in the day is no longer an option)
Some of my friends have suggested I sign up for “Match.com” but I’m not sure that’s the route I should take. It’s foreign to me. I’m used to meeting people through friends etc… but everyone I know is married so I’m back to square one.
Karen, I would love our opinion on this and would also appreciate you asking your listeners what their thoughts and experiences have been on match.com and dating websites in general.
I need a little more info on this before I take the online dating plunge.
Linda in Plymouth
I totally understand your hesitation getting involved in online dating. I am sort of in the same position having lost my husband a few years ago.
I do have friends on match.com. They told me that of course you have to be careful because naturally there are people out there with bad or weird intentions. However, there are also people that really just want to meet that one special person.
Here’s what I’ve been told…make sure you meet someone in a public place and bring your own car. If a man has an interest in you and doesn’t put up a picture he could be married and doesn’t want his friends and wife/girlfriend to know he’s out looking. If men from far away contact you…they could be living double lives (ugh) Also, my friends have told me that it’s a good idea to talk to the guy on the phone before you go out (rather than just messaging each other) you can ask more questions and you can tell a lot by someone’s voice (like their inflections etc…)
Please let me know what you decide. I wish you lots of happiness.
Remember, it only takes one guy…but you may have to kiss a few frogs first!
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