New York CitySingle and dating in a large city sounds like a most romantic idea. Just look at the numbers. So many to choose from. The reality is that it’s not so easy, so romantic or filled with ongoing choices. Being 50+ and single and dating in a city like New York may have its own daunting feelings. It is easy to feel alone in a crowd.

One of the issues is the anonymity. Often people don’t know their own neighbors. They may ride the train every day, maybe with some of the same people, but no one dares talk with each other.

So how to meet someone? How to find a date, a travel buddy, companion? There are stories of people meeting while choosing peaches at the produce department. Great stories. Getting fixed up by someone at the office? This can be really great. (This is how my husband and I met). But this can also be a disaster. (Why I almost cancelled that first date).

Guess this is why online dating is becoming the number one way to meet people. From the comfort of you own electronic device you can scout out possible people to date, knowing that the profiles you’re looking at are persons that are interested in being contacted. You can review characteristics that might be immediate turn-offs; just go to the next profile. It’s certainly less embarrassing then saying “next” while talking to someone at a singles bar.

We at would really love to hear about your thoughts about online dating in the Big Apple…or any large city.

By Elaine Rodino

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About erodino

Elaine Rodino, PhD., is CEO of Senior Premier Dating LLC, is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists. Dr. Rodino is a past president of the APA Divisions of Independent Practice, The Society for Media Psychology and Technology, Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), the Foundation of LACPA, and recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Media Psychology Award, and the Distinguished Service Award to LACPA. She has appeared on T.V. and radio and contributes to magazines, newspapers and online health sites on issues regarding Couples, Relationships, Sandwich Generation, Holiday Blues, and other popular topics.

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