I initiate contact with men in an age-range of about 3 years younger up to about 8 years older than myself.
The potential matches that the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look at the age-range that those men desire, (usually 35-50) I often move past them, knowing I can’t compete with women in their desired range, even though many of those men are as much as 5-8 years older than me!
I’m guessing they check out my profile, see my age, and probably read no further.
Which is like saying you’re going on a diet by cutting out sugar, but continuing to eat large portions of fried foods.Since Im in very good shape physically it doesn’t seem a problem when I disclose my real age when someone makes initial contact.Match is a much more age criteria oriented site than say POF.Now that we’ve established that online dating is a smart and necessary long-term strategy for women over 50, the question becomes, “What can you do better? Are you initiating contact with at least one man a day who states that he’s open to women your age?” You think you’re doing everything you can possibly do. I don’t know the answer, but most people who say they’ve taken my advice have only taken a few pieces of my advice.