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PerfectMatch Sets Site on Older Adults for Dating

( - January 27, 2006) is going after the older generation, claiming that "the 50+ demographic, turning to the Internet to find love and companionship is providing a new, dynamic alternative to the conventional singles scene."

In addition, has released five tips for seniors, as follows:

Share special interests. There are a wide range of topics to discuss with everyone you meet: dancing, books, music, etc. Focus on your special interests and share the joy of what you've learned over the years.

Don't take rejection personally. The Internet can sometimes be a rude environment. Don't allow a bad experience meeting someone online ruin the unique opportunity of meeting others as special as yourself.

Don't share too much too soon. Before setting a face-to-face meeting, make sure you don't give out too much personal information, which could otherwise prove dangerous or perhaps embarrassing.

Be cautiously optimistic. Recognize some people tend to fib about personal details like height, weight or even age. It's important to be aware the person you meet online, may not be exactly who you meet in person.

Be realistic. It can be frustrating, but like any relationship, things don't happen overnight. Remember, it only takes one person to make your online experience, and life, worthwhile.

"The over 50 generation is just as sexy, creative and romantic as they ever were," said relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. "They just have to believe it! Once they do, there is a wide, wonderful, exciting world awaiting them on the Internet. No one over 50 should ever feel they are without romantic options again!"

The senior advocacy group, AARP, says that online dating is a good way for older people to meet due to its' convenience, discreet approach and pool of potential companions.

"The 50+ market has really begun to take off," said Duane Dahl, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of, a leading online relationship service for the emerging 50+ market. "As of June 2005, an estimated 33.2 million people between the ages of 50 and 64, were online just in the U.S. alone. It's not surprising to find divorced and widowed seniors are also turning to online relationship sites to find love and companionship."


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