Maybe you won't attract the guy who wants a perfect size six. Get his attention by describing yourself in flattering terms, such as BBW (big, beautiful woman), voluptuous, or sensuous size 16.
When Jim linked to Stephanie, now his wife, "we were both toting some extra pounds," he says.
Or you may possess intriguing physical attributes, like Nordic Blonde Buddy, Blondie, Green-eyed Lady, Ole Blue Eyes, Sunny Smiles, Dimpled&Adorable, Polishedn Pretty, Cute Redhead, and Brown-eyed Gal.
One study of perceptions in cyberspace demonstrated that selective nicknames or handles influence the impressions others develop of the person using them. Or consider Happy Hiker, Nautical Gal, Outdoor Lover, Walking Woman, Line Dancer, History Buff, Birder Chick, Bridge Belle, or Hookedon Books.
You may have a fascinating profession to brag about, as did Paleo Gal, Art Lady, and Novelist53.
But women who age well or look young for their age seem to have the odds in their favor.
In his study of marriage-minded men, author and image consultant John Molloy reports that a majority of men over 40 want a woman who is "going to stay in shape, keep her figure, and pay attention to her appearance." Molloy's survey, the subject of his book "Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others", also found that "half the men over 40 who have dated, lived with, or married much younger women would hesitate to do so again." Share your interests.
When the 50-SOMETHING TENNIS CHAMP I agreed to meet turned out to be 72, the sweet bouquet he brought didn't keep me from leaving soon after our handshake. Jim Fischer, who started his online search at 49, listed "someone my own age" as his number one criteria.