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 TheMusicalGal
Joined: 5/17/2008
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I did a search for men over 55 and put "doesn't matter" in most of the boxes except
for race and education. For the mileage range, I put 50. One profile showed up.
Is the search engine broken or don't men over 55 join these meeting sites?

Thanks
 dmzvisitor
Joined: 3/25/2011
Msg: 2
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Posted: 8/12/2012 8:15:46 PM
Education acts as a major filter on POF. Try your search without specifying education and see what happens, just as a point of comparison.

If that does not help, check back through your search and confirm that you left most boxes as "it doesn't matter." Or whatever the option for "I don't care" is. Once I had accidently hit something w/o realizing it, and my search returned only 1 or 2 people. Double check.

Oh, and put your search at 49 b/c a lot of men 55 and over have not indicated their real age on here. After you see a few of the photos, you'll understand what I mean :)
 enermai
Joined: 5/20/2012
Msg: 3
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Posted: 8/12/2012 8:29:07 PM

Oh, and put your search at 49 b/c a lot of men 55 and over have not indicated their real age on here. After you see a few of the photos, you'll understand what I mean :)


Absolutely true!! I look at the pics and age and go "yeah right!" .... Do they really think they can pull it off? I have seen a few that I thought were younger than their indicated ages, but those are few and far between.
 gentleplus
Joined: 9/8/2008
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Men over 55 ??
Posted: 8/12/2012 9:11:16 PM
Also consider taking off both age restrictions and distance limits on profile..... it is hard to make brass instruments play like percussion.... the music score you create is from both your searches AND profile filters
 _TALL_IQ2_
Joined: 2/10/2010
Msg: 5
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Posted: 8/12/2012 9:13:45 PM
Soo enquiring minds wish to know, DID you email that one guy yet? Why not??

You just may run into him IRL IF you get yourself out to your local musical/composing/playing meetup socials... You DID get out to your local socials five times already this month, didn't you??

Many people start counting backwards when they reach 50, so only the rare few Abe Lincoln descendants will ever admit to or post their age as 60 or over here on POF.
 kc2stpr
Joined: 5/8/2010
Msg: 6
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Posted: 8/12/2012 9:20:29 PM
i am a 56 y.o. man. i just posted new pix and i find women are thier own worst enemy when it comes to this
 kc2stpr
Joined: 5/8/2010
Msg: 7
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Posted: 8/12/2012 9:23:02 PM
yea its kinda like a woman who says a little overweight means over 200 pounds. why lie if you meet the truth will be known
 FishOwl
Joined: 12/13/2008
Msg: 8
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Posted: 8/13/2012 1:41:43 AM


One profile showed up.

Was it mine? Not that I really care, especially if you didn't message.

I am a man and I am 10 years over 55 and I don't want to date children, or a lot of others, and I don't care who know it or what they think about it.

I have all kinds of education - generally referred to as "overqualified" - some formal and some not, seen a lot of things and done a lot of things and, as you'll see when you read my profile, survived a few things. I can string more than three words together to make a real sentence.

I have opinions that have been formed in fire and will willingly change them if you can show me, not just tell me, that I am wrong.
 vestaceres
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 9
Men over 55 ??
Posted: 8/13/2012 2:01:46 AM
I also have found that men who posts current photos of themselves with pronounced beer bellies label themselves as "average," in body type.

I don't mind body shape, so much, so long as they are honest about it - and honest about being somebody respectable, but that comes with being honest about yourself.
 FishOwl
Joined: 12/13/2008
Msg: 10
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Posted: 8/13/2012 3:12:05 AM
Respectable and/or honest? Hellfire, wouldn't want to run too much counter to the other gender.
 Fifi47
Joined: 8/19/2004
Msg: 11
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Posted: 8/13/2012 3:12:13 AM
Some of us are honest about body shape, and believe it or not are told that we have the wrong kind of a larger shape. Some men can never be pleased. Lots of men over 55 on POF, if you broaden your restrictions.
 jimintoronto2
Joined: 11/8/2011
Msg: 12
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Posted: 8/13/2012 5:08:34 AM

Many people start counting backwards when they reach 50, so only the rare few Abe Lincoln descendants will ever admit to or post their age as 60 or over here on POF.


I just love these generalities that some people make, as if they have their finger on the pulse of the dating universe.
 enermai
Joined: 5/20/2012
Msg: 13
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Posted: 8/13/2012 6:18:09 AM

yea its kinda like a woman who says a little overweight means over 200 pounds. why lie if you meet the truth will be known


Exactly! I really don't see the necessity to lie about anything on your profile. When you do meet somebody and realizes they've lied about their age and/or body style , the first thing that will come to mind (for me it is) will be "so what else have you lied about?" It's not a good first impression.
 Luv_Lyfe
Joined: 7/19/2010
Msg: 14
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Posted: 8/13/2012 6:40:38 AM

When you do meet somebody and realizes they've lied about their age and/or body style , the first thing that will come to mind (for me it is) will be "so what else have you lied about?"


That is correct! Lying about age, weight or anything else material wastes everybody's time.
 YAMACANMECRAZY
Joined: 7/16/2012
Msg: 15
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Posted: 8/13/2012 7:22:23 AM
Wait a minute .......... Women actually search for men ? LOL!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 16
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Posted: 8/13/2012 8:50:20 AM
I did a search, same parameters, got 54 men. Without asking for a college education (bachelor's degree), I got 400 plus. And I'm in the middle of nowhere, lol!
 Greatcatch12345
Joined: 5/2/2011
Msg: 17
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Posted: 8/13/2012 9:36:37 AM
was it mine?/ lol..maybe u only need 1...:-)
 SONNI100
Joined: 12/24/2010
Msg: 18
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Posted: 8/13/2012 9:40:19 AM
I tried your parameters, did a search.....got 600. Of course, Seattle is a big city.
 catalina_view
Joined: 8/6/2012
Msg: 19
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Posted: 8/13/2012 1:02:45 PM
Yeah, education will eliminate the majority of the people on here. I'd get rid of it unless it's a dealbreaker. I'd be open about race too. Not saying you shouldn't screen people but you'd be pleasantly surprised if you gave them a chance.
 AlfredoDP
Joined: 5/31/2012
Msg: 20
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Posted: 8/13/2012 1:07:35 PM
I think you need to refine your search, try anything below 55; who wants old men, anyway.
 15111958
Joined: 12/6/2011
Msg: 21
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Posted: 8/13/2012 3:23:00 PM

men who posts current photos of themselves with pronounced beer bellies label themselves as "average



there's no "beer belly" option under body type.
 Luv_Lyfe
Joined: 7/19/2010
Msg: 22
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Posted: 8/13/2012 3:56:33 PM
I became curious and did a search of 40 - 55 year old PhD Caucasian women making 150K+ within a 100 mile radius of LA and came up with a whopping three whom, from their posted photos, I found appealing enough to approach. It is tough for the guys, too.
 notdating-forumsonly
Joined: 4/6/2012
Msg: 23
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Posted: 8/13/2012 5:07:46 PM
wiki shows that your city has a demographic of 23 % of the population as being 45-64 ( a broad range, I know, based on what you stated)- I don't see info on how many are single, but I'm sure that there is more than one guy in your age range there on pof. Leave the age range in and see who pops up. I believe if you do searches by each year of age- one for 55, one for 56, etc, that more will come up in your area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood,_Florida#Demographics
 Tisme14
Joined: 8/6/2012
Msg: 24
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Posted: 8/13/2012 9:58:32 PM
lucky there's no saggy boobs or cellulite option either or a lot of us would be in trouble as well.....lolol
 DragonBits
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 25
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Posted: 8/13/2012 9:59:13 PM
very funny,
I became curious and did a search of 40 - 55 year old PhD Caucasian women making 150K+ within a 100 mile radius of LA and came up with a whopping three whom, from their posted photos, I found appealing enough to approach. It is tough for the guys, too.


I tried a someone simlar search, who would have guessed cosmotoligests made that sort of money?
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