Secrets to Writing a Successful Dating Profile

Writing a profile on a dating website may be a simple process or it might be so difficult for you that you just quit, having convinced yourself that it is not worth the effort. Before you decide that you will remain single for the rest of your life, you need to know that you can write a great online dating profile by using the following secrets:

  • Be Funny: If you want to capture someone’s attention on dating websites, being funny is one of the most sought after traits that people are trying to find in a dating partner. A study conducted by eHarmony discovered that humor is the sixth trait out of a list of ten choices. That includes both men and women. Being funny is acknowledged as a good plan when writing dating profiles. On the other hand, if you are not confident that you have the ability to be funny, try stealing a line from one of your favorite comedy movies. If you get a laugh because the other person knows what movie you are quoting, you will know that there is some chemistry there.
  • Start a Talk about Love: You might believe that not everyone enjoys talking about love, so you tend to shy away from that topic. However, a study of 1.2 million profiles conducted by Plenty of Fish found that women who used the word “relationship” 16 percent more often than other single women were more successful in successful dating. When you think about it, a high number of people are online looking for love. Why not be upfront about what you are seeking?
  • Don’t Be Shy about Your Attributes: The same study from eHarmony found that being honest about the kind of person you are is helpful as long as you use certain words to do so. It appears that women should use such words as optimistic, sweet, and thoughtful. Men need to say that they are spontaneous, perceptive, and passionate. You need to lead with your positive qualities. For whatever reason, this practice seems to work.
  • Talk about Your Interests: It is a rather obvious fact in writing online dating profiles that you talk about your interests and hobbies. This is where details can help. All people are searching for common interests to find that perfect dating partner. Sharing your interests makes conversations effortless when two people are good matches. Studies conducted by OKCupid and Match.com shows that certain words make it even more likely to find the perfect person. Men should mention activities like hiking, surfing, and attending live concerts. Women should list things like acting, fashion, and yoga.
  • Use Your Gender to Arouse Interest: A few stereotypes still exist in written online dating profiles. These include that men fall in love with what they see while women are attracted to what they hear. You can use these words to paint a picture of yourself.
  • Be Humble as Well as Confident: This tends to lead to the fact that you need to own whatever you are. Don’t leave out anything because confidence will get you more noticed: 23 percent more often. Pew Research Center conducted a study that showed people were most interested in positive profiles but not too much. People don’t usually buy it when something seems too good to be real. However, it is a positive thing to show your best qualities.
  • Imitation is Flattery: The London School of Medicine and the University of North Texas both agree that searching the online dating profiles to find ones that are most connected to your interests can increase your chances of meeting someone you find to be most connected to you. Similarity creates affection. That is why it is most helpful to choose words paralleling those of the profiles you find interesting.

Online dating coaches have found that you should never stress over writing the perfect profile. The reason for this is that a lot of people will not ever really do more than scan it. Photos tend to be what people are most focused on with the profile details coming second if they like your photos. As you might have to write profiles on several dating sites, you can take the ideas presented here and put them to good use.

On the other hand, if you simply cannot come up with the right words for a superior profile, it is perfectly fine to borrow words that are well-known. Words taken from song lyrics, lines from a favorite movie, or quotes from love poems. This is totally fine to do. Besides, whatever you choose to write in your profile says so much about you. There is too much stressing over writing dating profiles and there does not have to be. All you need to do is be completely honest about yourself, your interests, and anything that you feel is pertinent to share. You will be amazed at how quickly you find the perfect person for you.

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How Many Members Do the Top Dating Sites Have

 

Online dating is quite popular nowadays. The industry experiences  exponential growth year-by-year. There are a plethora of dating sites and apps available. Dating sites and apps includes Match, eHarmony, UK Mature Dating Site etc. Wouldn’t you like to know how many members, some of the the top dating sites have?

The Most Popular Dating Sites

 

Site Number of Members % US US Members Monthly Cost
Match.com 96 million 70% 67 million $34.99
eHarmony 37 million 89% 33 million $59.95
Singlesnet 25 million 100% 25 million $24.95
Zoosk 54 million 40% 22 million $39.99
Mate1 31 million 69% 21 million $49.95
Plenty of Fish 23 million 65% 15 million Free.
Upgrade @ $88.20/quarter
Chemistry 11 million 88% 10 million $49.95
SpeedDate 9 million 80% 7 million $39.95
OkCupid 9 million
(rough estimate)
77% 7 million Free.
Upgrade @ $9.99/m
(50% off for students)
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Survey Shows Seniors Over 65 Are Still Sexy

It is often assumed by younger people that, once you hit those seniors ages, sex is no longer a part of life. Most people under 65 believe that older people only want companionship and their lives no longer contain passion. However, a survey taken by 2,002 older Britons disagree with this suggesting that 52 percent of people over 65 feel that they are not having enough sex. In addition, it showed that nearly one third of these sexy seniors are more than happy to engage in sex on their first date with someone.

The charity, Independent Age, declared that its survey indicated that age was not a factor when the subject is introduced.

Enjoy your Life!

If you have any doubts, just ask Dennis Allen of Somerset. He has not let age affect his sex life. At 84 years old he is married to his fourth wife, Pauline, and has been since 2004. He said that they have sex at least two times weekly.

Dennis feels that if you are able and ready, there is no reason not to enjoy life. He says that you never know when your time is up. In fact, he and Pauline, age 85, are sure they exercise and take care of themselves partly because they want to stay attractive to each other.

While it may be a stereotype, he points out that if you are a woman with a husband who is a couch potato with a fat stomach and a cigarette hanging from his mouth, she is not going to find him very attractive. He then went on to say that his wife always looks great and would not go out of the house unless she looks attractive. She will not allow him to go out of the house unless he is spruced up, either.

Other things that the survey found were:

  • Only one in six people of age 80 and above said they were getting enough sex.
  • The same amount of the 65 and older group said that one of the only reasons that they would no longer enjoy sex is the lack of opportunity.
  • Another surprising result of the survey, says that one in four of couples aged 65 and over who met during the last 10 years stated that they had met on the internet.

 

The director of services at Independent Age, Lucy Harmer, states that many older people are more sexually active than you might believe. She told the BBC that the generation of 65 and older are now the baby boomers. She does not believe that this age group has ever been told that they should stop having sex. While admitting that people in that age group do have a slightly different way in approaching sex, the even older generation are different still.

This survey also declared that nearly one in eleven of the over 65 group said they were not practicing safe sex when engaging in sex with someone new. In fact, the Terrence Higgins Trust said that some newly single people in the 65 plus group had little knowledge regarding STDs.

The head of policy and parliamentary affairs at the sexual health charity, Debbie Laycock, affirms that, even now, the discussion of sex in older people is still rare. Most of the conversations, education and sexual health movements concentrate on the younger population. She also stated that this needs to change because sex education is not only needed by the young. The assumption that older people are not having sex has led to such things as STDs in the senior group.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Independent Age put together a few tips to maintain exciting romantic relationships for the senior group:

  • Talking is vital when it comes to holding relationships together. You and your partner need to talk to each other about how you are both feeling about things.
  • Communicate to each other regarding what each of your sexual needs are.
  • Have confidence in your body.
  • Do not be afraid to experiment when it comes to sex, maybe even have a first time same-sex relationship.
  • It is very important that you practice safe sex no matter what your age to prevent contracting and spreading STDs.
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Mature women more likely to lose interest in sex than their partner

Sex in a long term relationship

Sex in a long term relationship


According to an interesting article on attitued to sex and relationship on BBC website, Women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in sex when living with a partner. The artcle was based on the findings of British sexual attitudes surveu. It found that while men and women lost passion with age, women were often left cold by longer relationships. In mature relationsips, poor health and a lack of emotional closeness is said to affected both men’s and women’s desire for sex. A link to the source of the full article can be found below. In the meantime, here are a few suggestion on how to rekindle sex in your relationship:

Tips to rekindling interest in sex

* Talking about the issue early on rather than leaving it to fester – ignoring it can lead to other problems and make you feel resentful. If that doesn’t work, confront the reason why you don’t want to talk about it.
* Explore other forms of intimacy such as holding hands, talking gently to each other, cuddling and stroking rather than full-on sex
* Feeling as if you are not being heard is a barrier to sex – so make your partner feel respected and important
* Get some additional support by going to see a sex therapist, relationship counsellor or your GP
Relax – many relationships work very well when they are non-sexual, if it’s an outcome that is reached jointly

Source & more info: bbc.co.uk/news/health-41230891

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Questions about dating for the mature single? Ask Lynn Pemberton

 Mature dating questions - ask Lynn Pemberton


Mature dating questions – ask Lynn Pemberton

Introducing love agony aunt for the mature single – Lynn Pemberton

Greetings to all of you beautiful, single people who have reached the age of 40 and over! My name is Lynn Pemberton and I am 40 and definitely single. Add to that is that I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life! Now, I’m not telling my age because that’s one of the two things that a lady never tells. (In case you don’t know already, the second one not to ask about is her weight.)
At any rate, there is never an age placed on when you might find yourself unattached whether you want to be or not. For those of you who are 40 plus and single that would rather have a companion in your life; you have come to the best place to solve your dilemma. Internet dating sites are amazing as long as you navigate them in a method of fun and safety. This is where I can help you.

I want everyone to be in a happy relationship and I have actually had quite a great deal of experience when it comes to jumping back into that dating pool with the best possible outcome. I would love to help you along any bumps in the road that you may stumble across. Check this column regularly for tips, advice and suggestions to make your mature dating experiences truly great ones.

Also, feel free to email any dating questions and I will be delighted to answer them for you. Just be sure to mention if you want private replies or if you are agreeable to having a public reply. After all, if you are having a particular issue, someone else may be having the same one and a public answer could help many people.
Read on for a couple of questions from website members who have reached out for advice.

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Five Things a Mature Single Person Can Do on Valentine’s Day


Whether you believe in it or not, the fact remains that, you cannot get away from Valentine’s Day. Constant advertising and marketing about it in every corner you turn, plus the question “what are you doing on valentine’s day” from those who are signed up advocate of Valentine’s day can make you think you have to be part of it.
Since Valentine’s Day is marketed as lovers’ day, what if you do not have one? Well, we have compiled a list of five things you can do on Valentine’s Day if you are a mature single person. We hope you find at least one item on the list useful.

1. Join UK Mature Dating Site! Given that we are in the business of introducing mature singles to each other, joining UK mature dating site is the first suggestion on our list of five. The period before Valentine’s Day, and the weekend after it tends to be some of the busiest days in online dating calendar. It is free to join UK Mature Dating. This could be the chance to meet your very own Valentine’s Day sweet heart.

2. Send an environment friendly, electronic Valentine’s Day greetings. An organisation called don’t send me a card, in conjunction with Hope Spring charity have come up with a fantastic idea. You can send an electronic Valentine’s Day card. The cost of a traditional card and postage is donate to a Hope Spring Water charity. Click here to send a Valentine’s Day card.

3. Join a local Valentine’s Day walk. Many local singles group organise a Valentine’s Day walk and other social function. Joining one of these Valentine’s Day social could be the right opportunity to meet someone new.

4. Direct approach works. Do you fancy someone in your neighbourhood, have you always wanted to ask him or her out? Valentine’s Day may just be the excuse/reason you need. Just go for it and invite him/her for coffee.

5. Attend a speed-dating event. Speed dating events tends to abound around Valentine’s Day. Even if you do not like speed dating, attending one could help you meet a gorgeous single mature man or woman.

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