You should probably know that I somehow manage to spill guacamole on myself every time I eat it, which is often. If you can get past that, you’ll probably enjoy getting to know me. I’m a nurse practitioner and I absolutely love my job and my patients. It’s hard work, but I bring a lot of energy to what I do and always have some leftover to get into trouble on the weekends at my fav. local bar. (If you play your cards right, maybe we can meet there.)
The gist: Speaking of being picky, EliteSingles is *the* site for those people who know exactly what they want and who aren't really interested in casual mingling. You know, the people who wouldn't be caught dead going on a blind date. The idea here is quality over quantity, as a majority of EliteSingles users are college graduates (67% have a bachelor's degree or higher) and are looking for other professionals with similar interests.
Why it works: Creating a profile on Senior FriendFinder is super easy — you enter how you identify, who you're looking for, your desired age range, and your geographic location. After that, you're taken to some matches and prompts to share more details about yourself like your birthdate and create a username and password. The site is free, though you do have options to upgrade your profile. With the free version you have access to view matches, chat with other users, and read the user-generated blog content. There are two tiers of premium accounts, which allow you to view profiles and contact members directly, appear first in searches, get full access to other members' recorded video intros, and more. Most of Senior FriendFinder is based on your interaction with others — it's almost like a social media site. There are, however, standard dating features such as a Tinder-esque hot or not swipe-through section. One of the great things about Senior FriendFinder is that you're really able to connect with others who have the same interests and desires as you. In addition to the text-based interactions, the site has photo and video albums where members can upload visuals. Though, we will warn that if you're not looking for NSFW content, do not check out the video section.
If you want to help someone get a sense of who you are, it’s the little things that really count. Out of all our tips, my number one (for men and woman) is to add details to your profile. You can say you love to cook or you can share your go-to dish or talk about a recipe you’re experimenting with. One makes you sound like everyone else, the other makes you stand out. It’s the details that make your profile come alive.
Some of the dating profiles that stand out the most are the ones where someone’s personality and what really makes them different shines through… and sometimes, well sometimes it can get a little weird. Whether you love grandma sweaters, tell corny dad jokes, or have read ever Harry Potter book over ten times, let people know. The oddball things about you, are what makes you who you are.
Why it works: Rather than being thrown into a pool of 5,000 profiles, you'll be given a limited number of matches picked for you using 29 extremely detailed, professional-level matchmaking algorithms (based on the popular Five Factor Personality Test). Like eharmony, the registration and stuff to fill out is pretty lengthy — however, if you're trying to find a true commitment that will last, that's what you want. One cool thing about EliteSingles personality test is that they actually show you your own results and allow you to compare them to those of potential matches, showing you how you really stack up. By only making a certain number of matches available, the site forces you to seriously consider whether the people in front of you are a compatible match. There are a few more expansive options like the Wildcard option, which offers a little more variety with 20 or so matches to browse from, but it's not nearly as overwhelming as having access to the entire database. Because you only view a certain number of individuals per day, the whole "finding love" process could take a little longer — but slow and steady wins the race, right? There are separate pools based on location, religion, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. You can even break it down by profession. For example, if you are or were a teacher, you might only want to date someone who was also a teacher. There's an option for that. All profiles are verified manually with an upscale Fraud Detection System, so you can be pretty sure that you're dealing with people who are who they say they are. It's a place where genuine, ambitious people can go to find like-minded users, and is perfect for people who are tired of being scammed.
When it comes to online dating, it’s all about putting your most authentic self out there and finding the person who’s interested and into you. You never know what’s going to spark someone’s interest and make them say yes to matching up… It could be that photo of you reading “Howl” by a campfire, how you admitted you love Bill Murray movies, the obscure Calvin and Hobbes quote you added, or a photo of you on vacation in Disneyland with your kids. The same types of little, silly things that can catch your eye when you meet someone in person, can get someone’s attention online too. You just have to be yourself and be open to what comes your way.