Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess.

With our behind-the-scenes perspective, we're able to shed some light on some typical claims and the likely realities behind them. The answer, to a degree, is yes, and I'll expand on that in a little bit.

But in this case what was more interesting than the sex was the (supposed) tallness of the guys.

The male heights on Ok Cupid very nearly follow the expected normal distribution—except the whole thing is shifted to the right of where it should be.

With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?

Check out more Senior Planet articles: How to set up your online dating profile in 4 easy steps 11 ways to quit lurking and write your online dating profile Do you have a favorite dating site?

By sharing it in the comments section below you’ll help out some other seniors. As we all know, the Internet is a great place to pretend to be someone you're not.For instance, here's me in Second Life having a great time: Anyhow, in many online situations, self-misrepresentation is totally harmless.Like, who cares if your , creating a false impression is a whole different deal.People do everything they can in their Ok Cupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are.But it's very hard for the casual browser to tell truth from fiction.