Worse, they will know that you were dishonest, ruining any chance for a good start to your relationship.

Be genuine and embrace what makes you a little quirky or different.

You may not appeal to everyone, but, you don’t need to. Or, are you saying what you think other people want to hear? Ask one or more friends what they appreciate most about you.

You just need to appeal to someone special, like you. Get a friend of the opposite sex to read your profile and give you an honest opinion.

Is there anyone out there who still says that they like “reading books” and “watching movies? Once you have finished a first draft of your profile, edit it for wishy-washy language and clichés. If you have been out of the dating game for a while, putting yourself out there is a big step. Then, you won’t want to miss my interview with dating coach, Lisa Copeland.

Many of our dating preferences are formed in our 20s and 30s and, as a result, we may still think that we need to find someone physically stunning or wealthy to be happy.

The truth is that senior dating requires compromise in both directions.

If your partner wants a younger man or woman, and they think that they can find them, no problem! But, if they are looking for someone with life experience, passion, honesty and wisdom, they need look no farther than you.

Having written hundreds of articles over the last few years, I can tell you that people get bored easily.

Try to write your profile as if you were talking to a friend. Tell stories about the places that you have been and what they taught you.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they start dating after 60 is lying about their age or using a misleading picture. Hiding who you are hurts you in two important ways.

Or, you could even come up with a name for your mystery man or woman and keep them in your mind when you write your profile.