But the truth is that the world of online dating has evolved over the years and is now a mainstream means for singles hoping to find their match.And as long as you follow some simple rules of thumb, it can be an exciting, safe and potentially rewarding adventure.As Valentine's Day approaches, it might surprise you to know that, according to the US Census Bureau, there are 97 million Americans that are over 45, and 40 percent of them are single!That's more than 32 million singles out there, and that means a lot of potential love matches.
We brought in a dating expert as well as a “man-el,” a panel of men, to give her online dating profile a makeover!
Javits Convention Center on May 14, 2015 in New York City.
(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 19: Patti Stanger attends 'The Evolution Of The Relationship Reality Show' at The Paley Center for Media on March 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
Tip 2: Less is More in Your Profile Our expert advises to keep your profile short, sweet and the point, and avoid using words like “crazy” to describe yourself, to avoid scaring potential dates away.
Keep yourself mysterious so people will want to learn more about you.