Today, people are increasingly getting together through online dating — especially if they're over 50.Various studies have found that older adults are the fastest growing segment of online-dating services. So if you're looking for love, this can be an ideal option."Eye contact allows you to determine if someone is safe, attractive, and whether you want this person to approach you.
If you ride the same line that always stalls at the same spot — or always had someone eating the same smelly food — you can open with a joke about that. She told me to ask questions whenever I'm nervous in a social situation and it hasn't let me down yet.“What you say doesn’t actually matter — most people can’t remember the very first thing their partner said to them.It just needs to be interesting enough to get their attention and authentic enough so you don’t come off as a fraud.” And the weather is always a safe bet."The idea is to be direct but not too direct," Edwards says. There's safety in someone who you see on a the same commuter route over and over — you'll probably look familiar to them, too."I would always recommend just saying 'hi, my name is…,' but because it may typically be quiet, it’s important to not be so overt about your intentions, to avoid the creep factor as this isn’t something that typically happens so expect them to be a little guarded initially." It's walking that line between being bold and considerate. "Say, 'I noticed your watch, or ring, or shirt — it's beautiful, or interesting, or something I've been wanting to find," Tina B. Romance, psychotherapist and author of Notice that they have running sneakers on? Then you can talk about what you're seeing around you.