When you're contemplating physical intimacy, have a frank discussion concerning past partners and methods of protection you would both be comfortable with.
One make-or-break difference when it comes to success in dating after 55 is whether you show a willingness to move forward, says author and divorce blogger Lois Tarter in the article "Were You Looking in My Medicine Cabinet?
: Dating Don'ts For Women Over 50" for Huffington Post.
A note on the etiquette of online dating: Be sure your profile picture reflects your current age, not a younger one.
According to Michael Castleman, a journalist focusing on health and sexuality, in the "Psychology Today" post "Dating After 50: Are Condoms Still Necessary?
However, this method of dating also involves certain risks. Grohol, founder and CEO of Psych Central, in "Tips for Safe Online Dating," it's a good idea to stay anonymous -- not disclosing contact or other personal information -- while getting to know a potential date through messages.If and when you agree to meet someone from a dating site in person, do so in a busy, public place.