" If you only date two or three people, losing one (especially if you are the one who is rejected) can really smart.
If you date 100 people, having one not work out is not as big a deal.
That's a dead giveaway that it either hasn't been very long since you ended that relationship, or you're not over your ex yet.
Either way, trust me on this one, don't do it thinking no one can tell. Although Cathy suggests leaving photos with the Fido out, it can certainly be another quick way to rule someone in or out.
That means that there are more people out there like you. While it is true that those in midlife probably have more complicated lives—an ex (or two or three), children and relationship wounds—many of the folks will be wiser, more mature and will have a healthier perspective on what really matters in life than their younger counterparts.
If you never get out yourself out there, you will likely miss out on a wonderful social scene.
Dating and meeting others through the internet may feel awkward at first but, like everything, the more you do it, the easier it becomes.
Keep a positive tone and focus on asking for what you do want in a mate.
She adds that the best profiles are easy to read and give the flavor of the personality through photos or humor and levity.