SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.
It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.
Show that you're humble through a joke, a self-effacing story or a humorous anecdote. To make a strong first impression, use anecdotes instead of a string of adjectives describing yourself.
Never lie about your age or what you do for a living.
She's been on Lavalife, Match, Elite Singles, Ok Cupid and e Harmony, and has found more luck online than off.TINDER User experience: Online dating doesn’t get any easier.Tinder creates your profile for you, with information from Facebook (but never posts to Facebook).Then, using GPS, it finds your location, and gives you a bunch of nearby possibilities. Rated: Tinder is fast and convenient, and the Facebook connection lets you see friends you and your matches have in common. But, there is a subscription version – Tinder Plus, which lets you rewind your most recent swipe and search in a place you’re about to visit before you get there.Swipe right if you’re interested and left if you’re not. Slated: Many users are in it for casual encounters only. It’s .99 per month for under 30s and .99 for over 30s.You might not find your mate, but a good friend or a business associate." Her biggest frustration as a straight, single, over-40 woman, though, has to do with age.