No matter how old you are, dating can be challenging, but for those of us who didn’t grow up in the iPhone age, getting back into the dating game can be especially intimidating. Learning to navigate online dating is a whole new thing for singles over 40 and celebrity matchmaker and online dating expert Carmelia Ray gets it.
Ray says online dating requires a certain skill set and suggests those over 40 probably need the most guidance in this area. She points out that it’s important for older singles to not expect to meet a partner too quickly or too easily and says they need to be open to rejection and stay positive even when things don’t work out as they hoped.
And when it comes to online dating sites, Ray says these are more ideal for singles who are at least 40:
OurTime - This site is part of the Match.com group and was created specifically for singles over 55.
SilverSingles - Ray says this site is meant to attract older, well-educated professionals, especially those who live in Canada.
Match.com - Being the most popular dating site for singles of all ages, this one also has plenty of people of a certain age among its users.
eHarmony - Our online dating expert says this site is known to attract singles who are serious about finding someone for a long-term relationship.