I’m Over 50, Should I Still Be Dating?

For most people, dating over 50 is unheard of because they feel like they have been there done that. In addition, they probably have a few grown up kids, a previous marriage. Should these things affect your dating life? Absolutely not! If you are single and looking for love in your 50’s here are a few tips to help you get back out there.

Forget About The Past

There is nothing worse than going on a date with someone that is stuck in the past. No one wants to hear about all the problems you had in your previous relationship and your sad sob story about all of the bad luck you have with dating.

Focus on the future and the positive things in your life. Everyone has issues, but how you address them is what will separate you from the next man. Show your date that you are happy to be out with them and that you have the ability to live in the present.

Refresh Your Wardrobe

It’s likely you haven’t been on a date in many years and the clothes in your wardrobe will surely reflect it. I am not saying you need to throw all of your favorite clothes away, but you do need to go shopping and buy some new clothes. You don’t want to take your new date out in the same shirt you had on when your kids were born. With new clothes, comes a new positive attitude, so freshen up!

Give Her Your Full Attention

Ladies love it when they know you are all about them. Take her on a date to a nice quiet place where you can and hear everything she is saying. Give her lots of attention and ever so often repeat something she said earlier in the conversation so she knows you are a good listener. Giving her your undivided attention is one of the easiest ways to win her heart.

Tell Her How You Feel

No need to beat around the bush these days. You both are at a point in life to where you know exactly what you are looking for in a partner. If she shows you those qualities right off the bat, tell her how you feel about her. Make sure she clearly knows you are interested and want to see her again. Failing to do so may result in her being with someone else.

Consider Going Online

Online dating is no longer just for young people. Studies show that a whopping 45% of all senior citizens actively engage in some form of social media. This means you could certainly find your match online. Find a good dating site and get signed up. Once you get approved you will need to create your dating profile with a picture and a little bit of information about yourself. If you are not sure how to do this, just look at other dating profile examples for help.

Dating over 50 can be just as fun as dating in your 20’s. Take some time to explore your options and then take action! Thanks for reading and I hope you come back again.