We at Oogachaga are here to lend a friendly helping hand!We’ve compiled a dating manual that’s a culmination of our, ahem, experience in the dating world.What is the biggest challenge you find with online dating?Annie thinks “The biggest challenge for online dating is that there are so many no’s for so little yes’s, so very quickly we get focused on the negative part of things and we get very discouraged easily.” “I found the whole thing disappointing. Many women in this bracket are emerging from long quasi-dysfunctional “holding pattern” relationships, often for the sake of raising children, or they are breaking free from the “golden cage” of marriages gone dead. Security: as we age, we become insecure about growing old alone. This is simply the human side of being human: having someone to appreciate life’s adventures with, quality time and conversation, being heard and understood, enjoying physical and sexual intimacy.”“There are too many fake profiles, too many people who misrepresent themselves or have no idea what they are looking for.ALSO READ: How to avoid Christmas arguments Aren’t you just grinning with holiday cheer?
Where possible, choose a public or familiar place to meet where you’ll feel comfortable and secure in your surroundings. With society cocooning in their homes, the ability to meet new people becomes more and more limited and disconnected.In an effort to get some answers, I interviewed three women and four men, ages 45 to 60, all active or recently active online daters.Ahead of your first date, preparation will play a big part in keeping your stomach from doing somersaults at the mere mention of your date’s name.If you’ve been talking online, it’s more than likely that you’ll know the basics about your date and like what you’ve seen.