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What to Look for in an Online Date’s Profile

By Pepper Schwartz

Daters over 50 can learn to navigate the world of online dating, where they’ll find the most singles. Consider the do’s and don’ts that make a huge difference in who you meet, how safe you are, and how successful you are at attracting and dating the people you’re interested in.

As you get into online dating and start to read profiles of potential dates, you may feel overwhelmed by all the information posted, and you may be unsure of how to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.

This brief list helps you become better at evaluating profiles, because when you know what to look for and how to interpret what you see, your chances of picking the right person (or at least some solid contenders) are much improved.

Here are the basic things to look for in any profile:

  • Decent writing and spelling

  • More detail than “love long walks on the beach”

  • A reasonable number of descriptive leads that cue you about who the person is looking for

  • Absence of insulting or angry remarks

  • Absence of touting the person’s own special superiority

  • Absence of overtly sexual language or demands