Why Being Honest Online Matters in Over 50’s Dating



Why Being Honest Online Matters in Over 50’s Dating


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Online dating is a world of endless possibilities for meeting someone you might never have crossed paths with if you hadn’t noticed each other on a dating site.

Yet, with these possibilities comes the temptation to embellish or stretch the truth – hoping it’s going to improve your chances of finding your perfect match.

However, I’m here to tell you that when it comes to online dating, you really do want to be honest.

And I want to give you 7 reason why being authentic is actually your best ally on this journey of love.

Reason #1 Trust is Paramount

I want you to think of your dating profile as the first building block of a potential relationship.

When you try and build a structure based on misrepresentations and falsehoods, its like a house built on sand—it won’t take much for the whole thing to collapse.

That’s because the truth has a way of revealing itself, and when it does, it can compromise the trust you’re building that’s so crucial in the early stages of connecting with someone.

Start off with honesty and you’ll lay a solid foundation for future trust.

Reason #2 Authenticity Attracts

Ask yourself what you’re looking for in a partner.

Chances are, “someone who lies to me” isn’t on your wishlist.

You want a partner who’s genuine and sincere.

By being truthful in your profile, you’re more likely to attract someone who shares the same values as you.

Authenticity resonates deeply with people and draws them towards you—and it’s really attractive to someone you meet.

Reason #3 Self-Acceptance is Sexy

Many people fall into the trap of lying because they believe their authentic selves aren’t good enough to attract who they want in their lives.

This is something I see over and over again with women over 50 who have a hard time seeing themselves in a positive light because their bodies are different than when they were younger.

They only post a headshot thinking that once they meet and a man gets to know them, it will offset what she’s trying to hide.

Or they worry that a man will only look at younger women so they lie about their age so more men see them.

Now here’s a powerful truth: embracing who you are is sexy.

Self-acceptance creates an inner and outer glow that shows potential partners you’re confident and comfortable in your own skin.

And guess what men love about women-their confidence. It’s the #1 attraction factor!

Reason #4 Setting Yourself Up To Win

Lying sets you up for disappointment because men figure if you lied on your profile, you could also lie about other things in the future.

And this creates a trust issue.

The goal should be to find quality connections that have a shot at turning into something real and lasting.

And you can only get a quality connection when you tell the truth.

You want someone who accepts you just as you.

Reason #5 Embracing Your True Self

Lying about who you are might bring you short-term attention, but it won’t necessarily bring you long-term happiness.

Fudging the truth creates anxiety and leads to always worrying about when the shoe will drop and what will happen when he finds out the truth. (Cause it’s likely in some way that he will!)

It’s also exhausting trying to be someone you are not.

The joy of finding someone compatible is grounded in the joy of being yourself and having someone appreciate you for YOU.

Reason #6 Compatibility is the Secret to Lasting Love

My clients create a tool called a Quality Man Template.

This is a deep dive into what they are looking for in a man at this time in their lives.

Then they use this tool to filter profiles so they can meet men who share their values, interests and life goals.

When you lie on your profile, you’re essentially misaligning these filters by attracting men who are looking for something you’re pretending to have.

And that rarely goes well.

Honesty ensures that those men who reach out to you are doing so because they’re genuinely interested in you, and this leads to a better chance of lasting compatibility and love.

Reason #7 Honesty Paves the Way for a Future

If you’re looking for something more serious than a passing fling, honesty becomes even more important.

Lying might seem like a shortcut to getting noticed, but in reality it’s a dead-end to finding real connection.

Embrace who you are and let the world see the real you.

By being honest, you’re more likely to find someone who isn’t just a date, but a partner who you can share your heart and life with for a long time.


Believing in You!


Your Next Steps to Love after 50. . . .

💞 Feeling like you are on a merry-go-round of mismatched dates? Lets press pause and talk about how we can write a new love story for you. Click here to start our conversation. Tell me your story – I am here to listen and guide you towards meeting someone truly special.

If you are still gearing up for that step, I have plenty of insights and inspiration for you:

1. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for heartfelt dating wisdom and uplifting success stories from women who have been just where you are. They found love, and so can you. Click here to watch and learn.

2. Discover a new chapter in your dating life with my book, “The Winning Dating Formula.” It is more than a book; it is your journey to love mapped out. And it is just a click away on Amazon. Click here and start attracting the love you deserve.

3. Join our Finding Love after 50 Facebook group to find camaraderie and connection. It is a warm and welcoming space to share your journey and receive support every step of the way. Click here to become part of our community.

4. On the lookout for a dating site that resonates with you? Browse through my personal selection of the best dating sites tailor-made for fabulous over 50s. Click here and say goodbye to guesswork.

Let these resources be your steppingstones to a love life filled with promise and joy. When you are ready, I am here to take that journey with you. Together, lets find your Mr. Right! 🌹

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