Or, you could even come up with a name for your mystery man or woman and keep them in your mind when you write your profile.
During this phase, it’s also important to give your expectations a reality check.
First, your partner is going to meet you eventually.
When they do, they will immediately compare you to your younger doppelgänger.
One of my personal missions is to convince women my age that they do not need to be invisible.
Gone are the days when “aging gracefully” was the only appropriate option for people our age.
Few men are going to look like Georgy Clooney and few women are going to look like Jane Seymour.
So, try to focus on characteristics that really make a difference – like personality, character, values, and passions.
We are pursuing our passions, exploring the world and looking for new relationships of all kinds.
Many of our dating preferences are formed in our 20s and 30s and, as a result, we may still think that we need to find someone physically stunning or wealthy to be happy.
The truth is that senior dating requires compromise in both directions.
Be genuine and embrace what makes you a little quirky or different.
You may not appeal to everyone, but, you don’t need to. Or, are you saying what you think other people want to hear? Ask one or more friends what they appreciate most about you.