I have not used any online dating sites--married almost 30 years and still going strong. But reading this thread got me to thinking about meeting, dating, and/or marriage at a mature age.
For various reasons (including graduate school), I did not date until I was 30. At that time, I set my cap on meeting guys, finding "Mr. Right", and getting married. What I discovered was that, because of my age and experience, I could very easily separate the wheat from the chaff. I was old enough and wise enough to know who I was and what I wanted in a man. I was well-educated and had a good job so I was not desperate to get married.
In most cases, after 2 or 3 dates I knew this wasn't a "match". Like the guy who balked and complained about washing the dishes after I cooked-- I knew that if we got married, he would soon refuse to help with the housework at all. Or the guy who arranged to meet me at a restaurant at 7 PM and when I arrived he said he had an early dinner so he would just sit and watch me eat (and pay for it myself, of course).
So my point is that no matter how you meet new people, if you know yourself and are honest with the other person about your vales and your expectations, you will be fine. This is one of those cases where age and experience are advantages.
I have tried a couple but the results isn't that great.....my 1st date showed up with food on his face.
The second one I think was married.....he only wanted to talk on the phone and could only go out once a month.
I think I am going to leave it up to God....
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