I am too conservative and old fashioned for online dating.
I need to be a best friend first before I would respond sexually to anyone.
Reliable friendship takes at least a years to achieve.
I am not in a hurry.
Good sex needs to be nurtured over a fair amount of time.
Expect only conversation.
I don't understand you. If you are a certain age -- and I suspect that you are more than 30, of not more than 40 -- where do you expect to meet anyone?
Also, why do you think dating would automatically mean sex?
Interestingly, I could never be sexually attractive to a man who was my best friend. I can not make the leap from platonic to sexually intimate.
BTW, I volunteer at several places -- Club Passim (where Dylan, Baez, et al got their starts), at the American Repertory Theatre and at public television station WGBH -- plus I am politically active and attend alumni events. I don't meet men at any of these things.
I went to an alumni event last week. At 59, I wear a size 6 and have a flat stomach. I dress well; have a good hair cut and keep my hair its natural gray. I have almost no lines in my face. Bothers me more than a bit to see men elect to talk to women with messy, badly dyed hair; terrible outfits; round shapes with bulging tummies. Jeez!