Overcome the fear holding you back from online dating.

Online dating is a new way to find friendships or a partner. To some, it can feel cheap and secretive.

Many expect to find love on the first date. Sadly, they leave, without giving it their best shot.  

Are you afraid of online dating?

Thinking it is not for you, or are you afraid of trying something new. Afraid of embracing the power of technology to change your life? Even your love life?

Afraid of not knowing where to look online, how to set up dating profile?

Afraid of making a mistake? Feeling foolish and embarrassed if your kids, former spouse, partner or friends found out?  Afraid of being ” found out” and the ridicule that may follow?

Now is the time to say it’s ok, and give this online dating a try. Permitting yourself to try something new is a sign you are ready to move from the past.

Here is what you need to know about over 50’s online dating.

Yes, the online dating scene can be a little intimidating.

Yes, it is new to you.

No, you won’t be alone as in 2017. People over 50 are one of the fastest growing population segments online and looking for love. In  there were 30 million,  50’s online world wide looking for friendship and love

Yes, it is hard to know where to start with an overwhelming 1,400 dating sites, though, so where to start?

No, online dating is not all about love. Many are looking for a friend to share interests.

No, you don’t have to have an intimate relationship.

Yes, you can find a same sex friend or partner.

Yes, you might find a friend to have lunch with, go to the movies, or someone to love – and everything in between.

Online dating sites have so much more to offer than a profile, picture, and email address. There are specialty sites for religion, culture and all colors of the sexuality rainbow. There are sites for older women, wealthy men and women and people of larger sizes.  

Many sites have chat rooms, webcam hangouts as well as dating advice and coaching services.

Feeling more relaxed? What to learn some more?

Not All Dating Sites Are Created Equally

Never, ever place your profile on a site with a random newspaper advertisement.

You can sign up for a free profile on a few sites and add your picture and necessary information.

The best online dating sites for the over 50’s are:


The largest and most effective senior dating site for baby boomers and seniors!

Seniormatch.com focuses on users over 50 years of age and does not allow members under the age of 30. By doing so, they maintain a consistent age range explicitly dedicated to mature members interested in meeting others online.

This site is highly regarded for men and women over 50 looking for a travel companion, friendship, a romantic date as well as an activity partner for walking, cycling, hiking, bowls, attending a course together and more.

Seniormatch.com  has many features including:

  • Senior date, travel, friendship and activity ideas
  • Phone/email customer support
  • Email & Wink
  • Senior chat online
  • Verification & Highlighting
  • Meet local Senior singles
  • Senior forum & Blog
  • 24×7 customer service
  • Successful dating advice & safety tips
  • Access from mobile phones
  • Latest Activity on SeniorMatch
  • Private album



This is another a very established site where older and younger men are seeking the friendship of older women.

Some call older women Cougars if you like this fun term, great use it. What ever your term, this is a genuine site for mature women seeks a male friendship to connect.

In the US, UK, and Australia, cougar dating is becoming the preferred option for many younger men. Mature women come with many benefits younger men are seeking in a relationship.

1. Self-confidence

2. The ability for good conversation

3. Generally, they are not looking for financial security

4. Sexually experienced and understand their needs and their partners

5. Patient and in now hurry to be married.

6. Having children is no longer the driving force in the relationship

In Olderwomendating.com, there are opportunities in the chat room to meet other women seeking the same friendship in a man, older and younger.  It’s fun to chat with other women seeking the same goals, compare notes and even make recommendations. You’ll also find dating advice and learn about dating experiences from others.


What now?

We know from Consumer Reports that online dating can be stressful and time-consuming to users but it does produce the intended result if you continue to use it.

Without overwhelming you with a list of senior dating sites, these are the best to try, Olderwomendating.com  and Seniormatch.com.

There is no need to be alone, siting alone at night and avoiding social occasions because you have lost your confidence. We know there is no fun anymore in the party scene or hanging out at a bar to meet your perfect match. Get real; this is not likely to happen.

Work is a possibility to meet someone however if it doesn’t workout the situation can become awkward.

Online dating is a reliable way to meet new people for what ever reason. 

With online dating you can be discreet and connect with many more potential matches you would never be able to meet face to face. It might take several dates to learn about someone in the detail you can find in their online profile.

Online dating saves time, money and emotional energy.

Un-chain yourself from fear of online meeting places

How is your fear now?

I hope you are feeling more relaxed about trying something new.

There is no need to be shy from something as discreet as an online meeting place.

When you stay away from anything new, you are limiting your inner potential and greatness to be the person you want to be. You are denying connecting with the richness of life and no reasonable person would ridicule you for this.

Let go of fear; most older people are anxious about online dating and meeting places. When they are young and dating the internet had not even been invented, there were no emails or smart phones.

Everyone has to get out of their way and out of their comfort zone, even you to be truly happy, independent and fulfilled.

What if you are still uncertain?

What if your fear still grips you like a vice?

Accept you are not ready and need some more internal work.

To help we have some more information, in fact, two ebooks with lessons to release your uncertainty. You can read them in private on your phone, tablet or PC. 

Just let us know where to send your books.