Since he didn’t have much success with the traditional dating sites, he recalled what I said and started searching more for ‘adult sites’ and ‘sites for adults’ presumably to find a site with more “adults than kids”, as I had instructed.
I figured this would also provide a good opportunity for me to ask him how his foray into online dating was progressing.
As soon as I logged on to my dad’s computer the next weekend, I immediately got a good impression of how his foray into online dating was going --Not well. Embarrassed, he told me that as he started looking for online dating sites, he was having difficulty finding sites with more than a few members in his own age group.
His computer was infested with spyware and X-rated pop-ups that were not only rendering his machine almost useless, they were making me quite embarrassed as I pictured my dad actually looking at these graphic pictures as I attempted to rectify his computer situation. He said most of the internet personals sites he found were mainly filled with younger single, men and women.
That’s when he recalled I told him to try to find sites that have more adults than kids. While I continued working on dad’s computer and started running an anti-virus program to see just how bad the situation was, he continued his story about his online dating endeavors and I began to see just how he had gotten himself into this mess.
by Bill Geust Not too long ago, my dad decided to try online dating for the first time. ("sorry, my aunt just called - family emergency, have to go, nice to meet you.) 4. Always proceed with caution -- but understand there are REAL people online looking for REAL people like you... I suggested a few terms, such as ‘online dating sites’, ‘senior dating sites’, and sites specifically for singles in his age group.
After being a widower for several years, we both felt it was time he socialized a bit more. So he asked my advice about this whole ‘online dating thing’ and I tried to help him as much as I could. If it's too good to be true...(let's say a young hot model wants to chat with you)... so don't get discouraged -- just get wise ;) He asked me how to find a good site for him and I naturally directed him to Google and just said to do some searching. ”Remember,” I jokingly told him,” stick to sites that have more adults than kids.” About two weeks later I was talking to my dad on the phone and he mentioned that he was having a lot of trouble with his computer.
Do not share your home/work address with anyone online. Have a friend phone you while you are on your date -- that way you have an out if the date is going horribly.
Since I’m pretty knowledgeable about such things, I agreed to stop by his house the following weekend to take a look at the computer.
I asked him a little bit more about his date the following evening and inquired as to her age. ” “We emailed a few times and spoke on the phone once,” he said, albeit a little uncomfortably.