It’s the built-in folly of online sites: you are only defined by your age, in bold type right next to your user name.I am a youthful, fit and free-spirited woman and to be honest, I’m not ready for the retired 65-70 year old guys.I initiate contact with men in an age-range of about 3 years younger up to about 8 years older than myself.The potential matches that the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look at the age-range that those men desire, (usually 35-50) I often move past them, knowing I can’t compete with women in their desired range, even though many of those men are as much as 5-8 years older than me!Worse, they’re hypocritical about it, because they don’t understand why the vast majority of younger women won’t go for them.And yet, the fastest growing segment for online dating is the 50 market. More people have computers and are aware of someone who found love online.I agree with everything Evan says and based on your advice Evan Ive tweaked my profile with your suggestions e.g. Most importantly I agree your photos have to be great.
Match is a much more age criteria oriented site than say POF.
They have told me of their frustration with lack of responses.
What interesting is that younger guys ( early 40s) vs those my own age seem more interested.
In other words, knowingly sends me matches that are probably not realistic for me to pursue.
When I have emailed some of those guys, I never hear back.