No matter how old you are, dating in DC is hard. Whether you are 16 or 66, finding someone that you truly connect with can seem more complicated than figuring out the current tax code. When you’re younger, casual dating may be fun and even necessary to figure out who you like and what you need. But as you get older, kissing a bunch of frogs to find your prince doesn’t sound nearly as appealing as it did when you were 19. By this age, you know what you want and you are looking for someone to share it with.
So, the question is – “How do you increase the odds of finding a match and avoid wasting your time weeding out the rest?” The answer? SilverSingles.
Over the past few decades, there has been a major shift in the way people go about dating in DC. In the past you had to go to the bar, wearing something to impress, hoping that you would happen across the perfect match. Now it’s swipe left, swipe right, click here, jump up and down, “next!”, well, you get the picture. If you want to go on a date, all you have to do is hop on an app or log in online.
So, what makes SilverSingles stand out from the rest? First and foremost, SilverSingles is solely for singles 50 and over. When you sign up for SilverSingles, you will only be connected with mature, older adults. Our members come from all over the United States, but you have the option to narrow your search to members in the DC metro area.
As a new member, you’ll be asked to fill out a SilverSingles personality test. This is what we use to make sure that you’re only meeting people who share like interests. No more constantly checking your watch to call it a night or, our favorite stand by, having your friend call you away with a sudden “emergency.” The personality test will ask you questions about your life goals, your interests, and some basic demographic questions so that we can find someone who is just right for you. Once you’ve completed your profile, we will send you people we think might be a good fit, usually 3 to 7 matches per day. After that, it’s up to you to find the one you want to get to know better.
Dating is like baseball. Sometimes you’ll swing and you’ll miss. While we’d love to see you meet your true love on your first date, sometimes that just doesn’t happen. However, there are a few things that you can do to increase the odds of hitting it out of the park. This includes:
Whether you are taking the personality test, filling out your profile, or talking to your potential date, the most important thing you can do is be as honest as possible. Of course, we’re not telling you to share all the gory details about your recent divorce, all we are saying is to be yourself. When taking the personality question, be 100% truthful. Don’t answer the questions the way you think they should be answered, answer them the way you feel. This isn’t speed dating DC, where you’re trying to say what you think the other person wants to hear. Trust us, our algorithm relies on your honesty to find a good match.
It’s natural to add a little fluff to your profile, but don’t exaggerate too much. If you don’t love long walks on the beach, don’t say that you do. The last thing you want is two people who hate walking on the beach, pretending they are having a great time when they would both rather be at a Wizards game. Honesty only increases your chances of a true connection.
It may feel weird snapping a picture of yourself and inviting other people to judge the way you look, but the data shows that people without a profile picture are less likely to find a match. Choose a picture that actually looks like you and one that shows off your natural beauty. Don’t try to hide behind sunglasses and definitely don’t choose a picture where you are looking away from the camera. Smile, be radiant, and remember, you are trying to find a date.
It’s always a good idea to post more than one picture. While your main profile photo should be easy to see and unfiltered, your extra pics can show a little more personality. This can include pictures with friends, family, or just you, having fun.
When it comes time to go on your first date, choose a location that will keep you both engaged. Though movies may be entertaining, they hardly allow the opportunity to get to know one another. Go somewhere that promotes conversation or, better yet, requires it. One thing we love to do is visit the district like a tourist. Visit the Jefferson Memorial or stroll through the National Arboretum. The natural beauty and history of these locations will surely give you something to talk about. Or, stroll the streets of DC in search of vibrant, beautiful street murals and discover your shared love of art and creativity. There are plenty of adventures waiting for anyone looking to begin dating in DC.
Sure, dating can be scary, even intimidating. But there is nothing like finding that one person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Even if you’re not in it for forever love, everyone is looking for that connection. With nearly two decades of experience bringing people together, SilverSingles is the perfect place to start dating in DC. What are you waiting for? The sign-up process is quick, meaning you’ll be meeting local singles in no time. Sign up now for SilverSingles today to find your match.