From websites to smartphone-friendly applications, finding ‘love’ is now at your fingertips provided you have wifi connection.Not so long ago, such platforms were reserved for those who couldn’t find a partner in ‘real’ life, but now they have become the norm.Advertisement What makes online dating so frustrating isn’t the exaggeration, it’s that you’re participating in a depressing hierarchy of desirability — a daisy chain of quiet rejection. We have the luxury of being less goal-oriented, the same way we’ve learned to be about sex.You spend part of your time trying to recover from, and make sense of, all these potentially lovely people who won’t give you the time of day, then the rest flicking off people in whom you have no interest. In theory, though, it should at least be less uncomfortably urgent for those of us of a certain age: somewhere between the first biological clock (gotta reproduce! We can treat the process itself — the search, the exchange of messages, the one-off dinners — as intellectually intriguing, diverting, amusing, and perhaps even a path toward self-knowledge.On-line dating has many benefits for the over 40’s.You can carry out your searches and send messages whenever suits you, fitting dating into your already busy schedule.
” They usually come back with a “Well, I thought, as a dating coach, you’d have some ideas on meeting men. ” No, that’s what articles in Marie Claire are all about: “The Ten Top Spots to Meet Hot Guys!I am 44 years old and entering the dating scene again for the first time in 25 years. I am not doing the online singles sites…that is just scary to me. I am new in town, with a few happily married friends. So much of my time was taken up with caring for someone else that now I just don’t know how to fill that time. Thanks for highlighting an important principle for women over 40 seeking love: You will not find it unless you do something differently. It’s called Match.com, it’s open 24 hours a day, and it costs a lot less than getting on a plane and hoping to sit next to a 45-year-old eligible bachelor.I have four grown who are trying to set me up (I love them, but what a nightmare!! I highly suggest you get over your fear of online dating, not because it’s perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but because it’s ubiquitous and effective in creating opportunity.How they simultaneously manage to keep up with all those Netflix shows they admit to loving presents a real puzzle.Perhaps they watch on their phones while they’re running, skiing, and hiking.