I love this. During this week's AARP Annual Member Event this week, one of the highlights I was particularly interested in was their Online Dating panel. Because online love is always worthy of a blog mention!
Did you know that as many as 20 percent of online daters at sites like Match.com are aged 50+? That's right, older folks can not only be single, but also know how to use the internets! Relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle and Tom Blake, author of the weekly newsletter Finding Love After 50, were on the panel of experts o' love, and gave the audience a number of onling dating dos and don'ts, including:
- Seek friendship first, and build up to a more meaningful relationship.
- Leave your "baggage" behind.
- No prom pictures. Be honest! Use real, current pictures.
But the best line of the panel was actually from one of the gentlemen in the crowd, "I'm not interested unless she has an AARP card and hot flashes."