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3 Tips for a Great Dating Profile for Singles Over 50 – Today Show

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The number of singles dating over 50 is growing at a rapid rate, with new members joining online dating apps in record numbers. An OurTime Singles Over 50 Survey showed that 72% of singles over 50 say they’re open to finding love in the future., but almost half of all singles 50+ went on a date in the past five years.

On the Today Show, I shared how singles can create an Irresistible Profile, by posting my worst dating profile and comparing it with my best dating profile with Maria Shriver.

Watch the video below for highlights

The three tips we shared include:

Tip 1: A Photo is Worth 1000 words.

BAD PROFILE: As you can see in my ineffective profile below, I’ve included photos with a group of people, which is confusing to a potential date, and a selfie wearing dark glasses, which shows there could be something I”m hiding, instead of looking into the eyes of the man of my dreams.

Ditch the Bikini Photos if You’re Looking for a Serious Relationship

There is so much wrong with wearing a bathing suit in your dating profile. A selfie wearing a bikini top is a mistake, as it’s just viewed as a bra or lingerie with different material.

Plus, are there bedroom eyes behind those shades? It sends a message that a hookup is a possibility, which is not the intention.

Post Photos of Activities You Love

GOOD PROFILE: If you post photos of the activities you like doing, and caption them, it gives a formal hint to your date of possible places to take you. In this case, music is a big part of my life, and I caption it by asking someone to request a song.

For the dates who fear meeting a golf widow, posting a golf photo shows I’d like to go to the driving range with a date, or perhaps take a lesson when my date is playing a round of golf

Tip #2: Focus on the Positive

As shared on the Today Show, I compared a bad profile filled with so much negativity and an exhausting wish list. It would send someone running for the hills. How many men are really 6’+ tall? Perhaps 10-15%.

Instead, I shared one that’s realistic and easy for someone to feel like they can step up to the plate, by opening a door and having an intellectual conversation.

Tip #3 Keep Your Wish List Short and Sweet

Maria decided to keep her list simple, and desired someone who’s kind, fun, smart, funny, and smart, and we uploaded a photo of her showing her award-winning smile.

Click here to watch the full segment

It’s peak season for online dating, so if you need your hand held, contact us to find out how Irresistible coaching will help you find your dream date.

Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She was an early adopter of the Internet, and has been called “The Pioneer of Online Dating” by Cosmo. Julie coaches singles from Millennials to Baby Boomers on finding love in the digital age.

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The Women’s Conference – What an Amazing Day

This October, for the fourth year in a row, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the Women’s Conference in California hosted by the First Lady, Maria Shriver.

Over 14,000 women were in attendance in Long Beach with over one million others viewing the events of the day via satellite or on a webcast. I felt so lucky to be empowered once again by these dynamic speakers.

The morning started out with Marilyn McCoo from the Fifth Dimension singing the Star Spangled Banner, and the day ended with Bonnie Raitt singing Let’s Give them Something to Talk About and other songs.

In between, we were treated to seeing and hearing from Jennifer Lopez who asked us to think about what our legacy will be. ?Deborah Norville asked us to open our hearts. Warren Buffett seemed calm on a day with another stock market significant loss and told us to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy when others are fearful.

Condoleeza Rice talked about her ambitious career and told us to do what we love. We did a group zen meditation with Jack Kornfield. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour was introduced as the greatest international journalist of our time and shared her thoughts that being a female news correspondent was like being a man, only better. ?I sat in the session with former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright and with tennis pro Billy Jean King who told us the use of a wife’s role is to take over a husband’s job.

We heard from Gloria Steinem, and was inspired by Maria Shriver thoughout the day, who although she claims she doesn’t like her current title, she loves her job. She inspired the group by telling us that it can take a long time to become the person you want to be. She added that if you stay in fear mode, it assures that you won’t move forward with your life.

The added bonus of the day was the Wellness Center located in The Village. I stopped by for a free flu shot, glucose and cholesterol test, passed the bone density test with flying colors, and found out that I had 20/30 vision.

At the end of the day, I was enriched, healthy, and happy. ?It is inspirational people like those I heard speak at the Women’s Conference that make me realize how happy I am to be a woman and to be living in this great State of California.