online dating

The Online Dating Pitch

Posted on 07/1/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I’ve been a widow for almost three years and have gone on some dating sites. I just turned 70, and most of the men in my age category are looking for 50 to 60 year-olds. I don’t look 70, but I don’t look 50 either. I have a difficult time putting things into an email. How and where do I start to email a man I think I may want to meet in person? Dr. Pepper Schwartz: The most …

Is Your Marriage Stronger If It Started Online?

Posted on 06/6/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsYou have a slightly better chance of staying together if you meet online: That’s the finding of a recent collaboration between a dating website and a respected University of Chicago psychologist, and to me it’s Big News. Why? Because it’s a promising first span across online dating’s credibility gap. Or should I say credibility canyon? Plenty of people meet online — in fact, the study suggests one in three married couples now meet online — but until now they’ve tended …

Proceed with Caution — Online Dating Tips

Posted on 04/29/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsDr. Pepper Schwartz: Yes, but you need to be careful. While the vast majority of people are reasonably honest (they may fudge a bit on weight or height), there are always a few opportunists and scam artists out there, and you need to be cautious. If you meet online, get some facts about the person’s life —where he went to school, where he works and lives now — and then Google him and check out the facts. If they aren’t …

So You Want to Start Dating Again…

Posted on 04/26/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: How do you enter the dating world at my age? Dr. Pepper Schwartz: First, you can tell friends you really want to start dating again, and see if they know anyone suitable. Sometimes they do! More often, however, they do not, and then you have two choices: Start going to lots of community events and organizations in hopes of meeting new men or women who might also be single and looking for companionship, or going online. You can try …

Online Dating: How About We … Start Again

Posted on 04/9/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

RelationshipsI suspect most people can remember their first kiss, first date, first love — and have even rated those experiences versus subsequent encounters with rose-colored glasses. How many of us have ended up marrying or living for an extended period with their first love? Or maybe you split up and haven’t heard from them since. I married my high school boyfriend, but not until 20 years after graduation. The marriage did not last (over 60% of second marriages end in …

My Husband Is Online Dating. What Do I Do?

Posted on 11/30/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | RelationshipsQ: I recently discovered that my husband is on several online dating sites. When I confronted him, he said he was sorry and claimed he wasn’t necessarily trying to “hook up” with anyone. But his profiles on the sites state that he was trying to connect with people for those reasons. I have not found any real proof that he hooked up with anyone else, but he is such a liar I don’t know what to believe! If we didn’t …