It’s quite a powerful feeling when you first sign up to a baby boomer dating service online. You get to decide who you are as far as the internet is concerned. If you want to say you are 6 foot 3 when you are really 5 foot 2 or weighing 110 when you really are 175 is very tempting if you think it is better to be less than truthful.
Well, that would be a big mistake.
If you wanted to lie about stuff like that, get a blog and post anything you want. But if what you are looking for is someone to go on a date with, someone to invite into your life in a real way, it is very important to be truthful when you are writing out your profile.
When you join an online dating service, you are looking for someone who will like you or even grow to love you, for who you are. And in order for this to happen, at some point you two will have to meet. And if you have not been exactly forthcoming in how you look or what you like in life, you are going to run into an issue of credibility.
As in, the other person thinking that if you are willing to lie about something so simple, what else are you going to be lying about. And this is why it is so important to be truthful when writing the online dating profile, so that is easy to be truthful when you go out on a date.
Now this doesn’t mean that you have to fill your profile with all kinds of weird stuff about yourself, like you enjoy having salami, sardine and strawberry jam sandwiches on toasted rye bread.
You want to tell the potential dating world about yourself in the best possible way. Got a few extra pounds, OK, click that button on your profile. Do you smoke on occasion? Make sure you include that as well. Do you burp uncontrollably in church? Probably better to leave that one out.
Fill your profile with good things about you. The things that others might be looking for in a dating partner. When you actually get to the step where you are going out on a date, then you can figure out what to other things to reveal about yourself.
But if you tell the truth about yourself in a good way in your profile and resist the temptation to lie, you will find that the people who you get matched with on the senior dating site will suit you much better and you will have a much better time on your dates.