“Coming out of a long-term marriage, they might feel they’ve lost their touch.

It’s ego-flattering when they see who contacted or swiped them.

“My favorite people to work with are 50 and over,” said Denys Crea, 62, vice president of the Pairings Group, a relationship and matchmaking agency.

Crea specializes in dating re-entry and coaching online daters, male and female.

But they have to resist getting lazy and spending their time with superficial back-and-forth messaging instead of getting out there.” That’s why the couple urges daters who click in an online connection to waste no time setting up a face-to-face meeting. Meet quickly and find out if there’s real life chemistry,” Robby added.

“Don’t confuse online interactions with dating.” While Treva bemoans the fact that online dating can be “cruel, soulless and depressing,” she also finds it magical. You must put in the effort; go onto different sites, get nice pictures, work on your profile,” she said.

Editor’s Note: In April, we asked Next Avenue readers to submit their questions about dating and relationships after 50.

We received many thoughtful inquiries that touched on a wide range of topics.

“We’re a good fit; we get along and communicate so well,” said Allen.

“We have a lot to look forward to.” “We feel really lucky,” added Prochniak. Three-quarters of online daters never update their original profile. Make time after brunch to get on your app and browse. Arrange a public get-together, tell a friend the details of whom you’re meeting and don’t overshare on first or even second dates. In addition to mainstream sites, there are dating platforms for people of different religious and professional backgrounds and also some oddly specific narrow niches, including sites for the gluten intolerant, cannabis fans, and people with STDs. Practice saying this: “I don’t think you’re a match for me.” Only you know what you’re looking for.

She helps them select a site that suits their personality, guides them in evaluating dating candidates and then offers post-date analysis. Think about the qualities you’re looking for and really read the profiles to see if they have them.” Crea says the one consistent deal-breaker for everyone looking for love (or some facsimile of it) should be dishonesty from a potential match. They’re looking for a romantic partner,” Crea said.