Dating Tips for Over 50’s from Someone Over 50
The other day I was having a chat with one of my nearest and dearest all about dating. I’m not on the market, but the lady that I was having the conversation with is. As a divorced lady of a certain age, online dating has recently come on her radar. While dating is an exciting novelty to her that excitement that comes with this new chapter may also be uncharted territory. If you’ve considered online dating either as a single parent dating or a person of a certain age I have some tips to share with you, straight from someone who is currently working out the do’s and don’ts in the over 50’s dating scene.
This may sound like an obvious one, but it’s not always as simple as it may sound. If you’ve been out of the dating world for a while then ensuring you are in a good frame of mind before you decide to take on this new adventure is a must. Think of dating as a game, it is often called the dating game because it can be quite fun. Going on dates, especially online dating is a fun challenge. It can help you get out of your comfort zones and it may just be the best way to start doing more adventurous things in life or at least taking on things that you usually wouldn’t do.
Listen, listen, listen
Dating is exciting, and once you’ve landed a date then getting to know them is what it’s all about. While first dates may be a tad awkward at any age when you have so much life experience you may be eager to let your date see just how full a life you have. Don’t disclose all in go, and don’t be too eager to start speaking. The key is to strike that balance, but remember to always listen more than you speak – if you’re truly interested, of course!
It happens, you meet someone and are instantly smitten but they seem completely aloof. The alternative is that you meet someone who appears to be instantly smitten with you, but you just can’t see yourself making it through the entire date. What do you do? According to my source, honesty is the best policy. There is a vibe that you instantly get, a connection. If there isn’t one on your end, then kindly and politely decline any further date offers or advancements. At this stage of your life, the last thing you want to be doing is playing childish games.
What if you are the rejected party? The best tip she shared with me was to take time out to sort out your feelings and thoughts. If you like somebody and things didn’t turn out the way you had hoped they would, then it may be difficult to even contemplate getting back on the horse, so to speak. “There will be other chances in life, just go on with your life”, she said, and she is very right.
Live Your Life
Dating at any age should enhance your life, not consume it and this may be especially true at this stage. The best advice I was given to share with you is to continue with your life regardless of the situation. If you meet someone and it goes somewhere, then consider this an enhancement to your current lifestyle and enjoy it to the fullest. If there is room for improvement in your dating game then keep at it. After all, practice makes perfect and what’s better than kissing frogs to find your prince?
Do you have any other dating tips to add to the list, do let me know in the comments below!
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