At one time, people thought that dating on the internet was for losers. People who were lame, nobodies who couldn't get a date any other way. And if you were over 50, then triple those bad thoughts.
But now that the internet has brought us senior online dating sites by the boatload, those bad feelings are long gone. And in their place is the idea that seniors who look online for dating partners are smart and one of the new breed of folks who are using the internet to their advantage.
That sounds like baby boomers to me. Out front, on the cutting edge, smart and successful.
And online dating has a couple of great advantages over regular dating, at least until you get to know someone better to go on a regular date with them.
First, and maybe best of all, is that online dating is not dangerous. Sure you can get into a heated conversation with someone in a chat room. But as long as you don't beam your personal contact information all over the dating site, this person will never know who you are.
This means that you can remain anonymous until that time comes when you want to reveal who you are. You can be Pat90234 for as long as you want without anyone giving you a hard time. Eventually, when you get to the stage where you meet someone online that you really want to see in person, you can go ahead to that step.
But you don't have to go through the things that you used to do when you got set up on a blind date, or met someone at a bar in town or any of that, you can stay safe at home until you are ready.
Many of us have been jaded by the dramas we see on the TV. It seems like every stranger that comes along in a TV drama is up to no good. But truthfully, most of the time, those people are just strangers to us, people we haven't met. It isn't like everyone is out to get us.
But in the dating world, there is also no reason to take extra chances. IF you meet someone you like in the offline world, and you hit it off, you might go through a couple of phone calls or texts before you decide to go out. Online dating just gives a little extra measure of security to that process.
And that way, if you really don't get along online you probably won't get along in real life ad you can just continue your search for a date with somebody else. Easy and safe.
Senior online dating sites can't solve all relationship issues, but they can sure make trying out something new a lot easier and safer.