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Staying Safe on Senior Dating Sites: A Professional Dating Coach Weighs in

By Sixty and Me January 17, 2019 Dating

Today more than ever, women over the age of 50 are finding opportunities for love and friendship in the unlikeliest of places. They are meeting in competitive sporting events, senior living communities, book clubs, cruises and traveling groups.

Despite the aging stereotypes, women over 50 are also making astounding connections in the cyber world – including through online senior dating sites

In today’s interview, Margaret Manning and dating expert, Lisa Copeland sit down to discuss one important aspect of online senior dating – how to avoid scammers and spammers. Enjoy the show!

Women of All Ages Are Embracing Technology to Stay Connected

While hard numbers are hard to find, it’s safe to say that most of us are embracing modern technology and using it to our advantage.

Social media sites connect us to our friends and family. Other social sites allow us to meet up with people locally that share our hobbies and interests. Even dating websites help us making meaningful connections that can lead to lifelong commitments.

Online Dating Success is Possible at Any Age

Finding love online is no longer exclusive to specific generations. Women of every age and background are finding meaningful connections and lifelong love using internet dating sites promising the most sophisticated compatibility prediction software on the market. However, with the hope of finding a suitable companion comes the risk of finding a ruthless scammer.

In this interview, professional dating coach Lisa Copeland tells Sixty and Me’s Margaret Manning how women over 50 can safely navigate these uncharted waters, spot potential scammers and develop healthy relationships with men we meet online.

Staying Safe on Senior Dating Sites Takes a Little Effort

Like any other grand adventure, online senior dating comes with a skill set that must be learned. Copeland stresses that we are not born with dating skills and that we are certainly not equipped for online dating at this stage in our lives.

That doesn’t mean that women need to tread through these waters unprotected and unprepared, though. On the contrary, following a few simple guidelines can help women safeguard themselves against online predators, scammers, and “ghosts” who just disappear.

Do you how to spot a scammer? Do you know how many times you should email someone before you talk with them on the phone? Do you know when you should meet them for the first time? Do you have a plan in place to protect you when you make that first face to face encounter?

These questions and more are answered in this informative interview with senior dating coach, Lisa Copeland.

You Deserve All of the Love and Happiness this World Can Offer

You’re a strong, beautiful woman who has endured pain in her life just like everyone else. Don’t allow your grace and vulnerability to be used against you. Learn how to steer your online dating adventure with skillful precision and confidence. Embrace each new opportunity. Lisa Copeland is here to help.

Have you tried any senior dating sites? What are your biggest hopes and fears when it comes to the world of online dating? Please join the conversation!

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Sixty and Me is a community of over 500,000 women over 60 founded by Margaret Manning. Our editorial team publishes articles on lifestyle topics including fashion, dating, retirement and money.

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