Widowed seniors create guide to Internet dating for their peers.
Co-authors Martha T. DiGioia and Robert Ruggles experienced years of widowhood before deciding they were finally ready to take the plunge back into dating. Unable to find suitable mates, they each turned to their marketing backgrounds to better their chances at creating lasting, meaningful relationships. In “Adventures with My Mouse: Seniors Make It Happen with Internet Dating” (ISBN 1461089689), the authors include their own experiences and personal knowledge to help other seniors have more choices for a fulfilling dating life.
As we grow older and leave highly interactive social settings, the authors note, it becomes harder to find matches for dating. We tend to frown upon meeting in bars, and the chances of meeting someone special in church or the grocery store’s produce section are low. Due to our technologically advanced society, the authors argue, Internet dating has become increasingly accepted by seniors as a way of meeting their significant other.
DiGioia and Ruggles create a complete strategy for readers for when they enter the world of online dating. Real life experiences are included in order to convince readers that positive outcomes are certainly possible, which serves to put in proper perspective the inner fears.
“There was a time when the computer was a mystery to seniors, but now they are the largest growing group of Internet users,” says DiGioia. “They are living 25 to 30 years longer than previous generations, and many active single seniors want to find a loving person to share those bonus years.”
DiGioia and Ruggles encourage their readers every step of the way to make it possible to achieve a successful dating life. No one should be without a companion to eat dinner or play golf, the authors argue, and they hope their advice will help seniors find a significant other with whom to share such activities.
“Adventures with My Mouse: Seniors Make It Happen with Internet Dating” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Authors: After 20 years of widowhood, Martha T. DiGioia was ready to use her marketing expertise to create a relationship with a desirable mate. Her degrees in music provided many outlets for meeting people, but the right person never seemed to materialize. Her co-author, Robert Ruggles, a more recent widower, was also ready to take the necessary steps toward a satisfying relationship, and similarly, had made a career of marketing and advertising. Both now retired, they hope to help other seniors looking to enter into the world of online dating by sharing their personal experience and advice.