Most of that age-old advice is as pertinent as ever: Be yourself, smile, keep an open mind, and be honest.Know yourself — be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses — and know what you’re looking for in a relationship.Instead, you have to find a way to show who you are. In the business world, for example, rather than saying "My company is professional," you demonstrate that you are professional with a top-notch, well designed, well written website.
Does that photo of you taken on your cell phone held at arm's length really show you at your best? If you don't believe me, just scroll through the photos on most online dating sites.
Let's go beyond the selfies taken in front of the bathroom mirror and assume you have a little more taste. Not all that attractive to anyone other than your fishing buddies.
Talking about sex is no longer taboo; expect to have these conversations fairly early on in a new dating relationship. Involve your family as much as you feel comfortable, but expect that the politics of death and divorce might have some of them feeling uneasy about you seeing someone new.
Note: With the greater prevalence of STDs today, even postmenopausal women should insist on protection during sexual activity. Don’t expect everyone to understand; instead, stand up for yourself with gentleness and grace in those situations. You can still be vibrant and youthful in your fifties and sixties and beyond. Volunteer, take classes, go to church, and spend quality time with good friends.
With a great website, you don’t have to say anything more. Many over-50 women are searching for a partner who has a few key things under control: Money. Desire to be in a relationship and willingness to make an effort to show her. They want men who can show who they are and what they are made of.