(I don't date men, so I don't know, but assume many men are unhappy with it as well.) That's too bad, because the online dating experience has opened up possibilities to meet people you never would have met before, and if some of those people are creepy or boring or not what they seem to be, here's a news flash: That was true back in the days when you only met people at work, at school, at the gym, at bars, or the dread introduced to you by friends. I love hearing stories and everyone -- especially women over 50 -- has a story. ADVICE FOR MEN Along the way on this path that most people might consider a waste of time and money, some lessons have emerged.Online dating isn't something to fear even if you haven't dated for years I've been dating pretty much since I was 49. (I'll let you do the math -- I don't like saying my age out loud.) The following is stated neither with gushing pride nor cowering shame: During those past 13 years, I've had more than 1,000 dates with more than 300 different women. There are things men and women can take going into this dating abyss, but let's start with advice for you (older) guys, in reverse order of importance • Funny is good. Cynical and bitter might work if you're a dark and complicated graduate student.
Horst Wenzel, who usually teaches German men how to approach women, volunteers his skills to help with integrating some of the more than 1 million refugees who have arrived over the past two years in Germany.
Dating should be fun, even if a little exhausting at times. You know yourself better than you did at 30, but you have less patience for the endless BS -- and it is endless -- and it's difficult to find someone with whom you want to spend however much time you have left.
Teacher Horst Wenzel, left, who usually teaches German men how to approach women, volunteers his skills to help with integrating some of the more than 1 million refugees who have arrived over the past two years in Germany.
(AP Photo/Michael Probst) —UNIQUE DATES: Don't ask her out for coffee; make it the theater, a concert, rock climbing.
But this year, he decided to also volunteer his skills to help Germany as it struggles to integrate more than 1 million refugees who have arrived over the past two years, most of them from war-torn Muslim countries with vastly different relations between the sexes. 22, 2016 photo refugees take part in a flirt workshop in Dortmund, Germany.
Horst Wenzel, who usually teaches German men how to approach women, volunteers his skills to help with integrating some of the more than 1 million refugees who have arrived over the past two years in Germany. 22, 2016 photo Essam Kadib al Ban, second from left, takes part in a flirt workshop for refugees in Dortmund, Germany.
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And that doesn't count the five "meaningful relationships" I had along the way. Otherwise, always be upbeat (certainly on a first or second date). In a nation of overweight people, keeping fit will set you apart from the crowd, and also say some good things about you without uttering a word.