We Asked an Expert Matchmaker for the 4 Best Dating Sites for Those Over 40

Dating can be a challenge at any age, but if you didn't grow up attached to an iPhone but want to start dating again, it can be particularly daunting. After all, your early dating experiences were never this technical and definitely didn't include seemingly endless possibilities. But if you are going to give it a try, and you definitely should, there are some things to keep in mind. "You should know that online dating requires a certain skill set," Carmelia Ray, celebrity matchmaker and online dating expert, says. "Online dating is a numbers game. It's about quantity over quality."

Ray notes that the demographic of singles over the age of 40 probably needs the most guidance in this realm since online dating can be a particularly detailed obstacle course. For instance, singles always had to be discerning about dating prospects in the past, but they have to be even more critical of others online. And at the same time, however, Ray also stresses that daters need to keep an open mind about who they come across online, too, since "people generally have a hard time describing themselves, so it creates an environment for error and misrepresentation." Sounds complicated, right? That's why we asked Ray to give us even more pointers about online dating for the over-40 crowd.

Ray spoke to MyDomaine about the ways in which someone in this demographic can see success with online dating by describing what should and shouldn't be done when swiping through various sites. By using her tips, including her suggestions for the dating sites to try, Ray is confident that anyone over 40 can find love online. All you have to do is get started.