As people age, men lose their hair, women tend to gain weight and their perceived looks from a decade ago stay with them as they post old photos to attract someone younger.We are all imperfect in many ways, and being authentic and genuine is important in finding a date or a mate.At 60 and divorced, he was ready to settle down and travel the world with the woman he would adore. After wining and dining a woman at a fancy restaurant with a big bar bill, inviting her to a fancy party and picking up her valet parking ticket, she never heard from Bill again. She couldn't find anything about him anywhere on the Internet.She knew he looked much older than 60, but didn't know if he had just spent too much time in the sun.
Many singles will say they're divorced, when in fact they're separated, with a divorce pending.He copied and pasted the same email to many women waiting to see who would reply.He bragged about his job, his possessions and how he would lavish the woman he wanted to marry.Finally, she paid .95 for a "People Search" company for his cell-phone number, only to find out that his first name wasn't Bill, but the last name matched.There were no photos of him on the Internet, but one of the sites did reveal that he was 70 and not 60.If there's only one great photo on the profile and handfuls of others on social networking sites, you may find out more about your date. My grandfather remarried at 87 and was madly in love with his new bride.If you want to impress your date, list the actual dates in a caption under each photo so they'll feel more comfortable in approaching you. In USA Weekend, Patti Stanger said that women over 50 must say they're still in their 40s on their dating profile. Know that there are many men and women who want to meet age-appropriate singles, are confident enough with themselves to post their accurate age.Shaving two years off your age shouldn't be a big deal, but if someone does fib a little about his or her age, it's best to list it on the profile bio section.Once you start with a lie, your date may be wondering what else you might be hiding. Search and Spokeo may reveal the true age of someone.This may help reveal the full name of the person you're about to have a date with and where that photo may have appeared elsewhere on the Internet. I believe you should always tell the truth about your age.Often people use their Facebook or Linkedin profile photos on dating sites. For those who believe they have to fit into a search and think their shelf life has expired, I beg to differ.