Dating. It’s a word you’re not really sure you’d be using in your 50s (or later) and yet…here you
are. The good news is that dating after 50 is actually better than dating in your 20s because you
know who you are and you know what you want. Today, there are lots of ways for women who
are 50+ to still find happily ever after, and we’ve got a few tips for dating after 50 that you’ll
want to be sure you follow!
How Did THIS Happen?
Maybe you put relationships off until after you were fully established in your career. Maybe
you’re recently divorced or widowed, or maybe you just haven’t found the right person.
You’re not alone. U.S. Census data estimates that there are 19.5 million unmarried Americans
over 65, and a quarter of adults who are 45-59 are single. You’d think it’d be easy to find
someone in an ocean that big, right?
You Can Do It!
The first thing you’ll want to do is to stop making excuses for not dating. Dating after 50 IS a
thing. 50 is the new 30, or so they’re saying, so there’s plenty of time for adventure and love!
Don’t wait until you’ve lost the weight or you think it’s an appropriate amount of time after the
divorce. Don’t wait until you think it’s ‘the right time.’ Just put yourself out there when you feel
Be Vulnerable, But Be Careful
Don’t forget that dating requires you to open up about yourself. Potential partners appreciate
honesty and forthrightness from the start, so don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and open up. That
said, be careful. Sometimes, we’re a bit naïve and we share too much of ourselves, too quickly.
It’s okay to be honest and open, but it’s also okay to guard yourself when you’re sharing. Share
what makes you happy and what makes you energized. Share your story and ask about theirs.
Whatever you share, take initial steps for your safety ; it is one of the most important dating tips you should ensure. Meet in public the first several dates you have and know the person well before you share personal information like your address or take them up on their invitations to go to their homes.
It’s Not You; It’s Them
No, seriously, it most likely is. Sometimes people just don’t click, no matter how much it looks
like they should on paper. If you find that you’re into someone and they’re just not into you, it’s
most likely their issue and not yours. Be glad that you’re at an age where you know that you’re
not everyone’s cup of tea (nor is everyone yours!) and you’ve weeded out relationships that you
don’t need to pour your time or heart into. Remember that dating after 50 means different things
than it did when you were in your 20s, and the people you’re dating may be figuring things out
just as much as you are. When it’s right, it’s right, and if it’s not? It’s not your fault!
Be Honest; It IS All About You!
One of the most important tips on dating you should ensure is, When you’re dating after 50, there’s no reason WHATSOEVER to play shy or act like you have no opinions on anything. Don’t think that just because you’re a woman of a certain age you have to settle for whoever offers the first hint of a relationship. You are just as entitled to finding the perfect partner as you were in your 20s, and you have a LOT to offer now that you’re dating after 50! You get to be honest about what you’re looking for and who that is (or isn’t). One of the most imperative dating rules over 50 is Don’t compromise because you’re dating after 50; use it to your advantage to get what you want!
Try Online! You Might Like It
Okay, okay…dating online IS a bit different, but it’s not just for Millennials and Gen Z, we
promise! There are several age-specific sites full of amazing potential partners. Not only they provide a platform for dating after 50 but also provides you online dating advice in the event of problem. The best part is
that you know if you’re on those sites, the people on them are honest about their ages and stages
of life, and you can be too. There’s no point in trying to throw yourself into a massive pool of 20-
somethings when you can look specifically at people who know what they want and where to go
to get it.
Remember The Point!
Remember,dating after 50 isn’t necessarily about finding the next long-term relationship, although that
certainly can be an end-result. It’s important for you to be doing this because you enjoy
companionship and meeting new people. If you’re not envisioning yourself ever getting married,
that’s okay. More than likely, there are plenty of fish out there who feel the same but are
interested in having a good time enjoying their time with you too. It’s okay for this to be a goal of
dating after 50; just be honest with people and follow all the dating tips if that’s your plan.
Dating after 50 can be daunting, but it can be fabulous as well. Just be sure to know what you
want, be prepared to be upfront about it and to remember you’re in the driver’s seat!
Owner, Fave Lifestyles
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