All The Tips And Tricks For Dating After 50
One of the best things about modern dating is how much more open-minded and ‘democratic’ it is. While in the past dating seemed to only concern people in their 20s and 30s, today’s 50-year-olds are equally entitled to finding happiness. Dating after 50 is no longer a taboo, but it does have its challenges.
How To Make Dating After 50 Plain Sailing
Knowledge is power, as the old saying goes, and you can use the knowledge provided here about dating in the fifth decade of your life to your advantage. These basic tips will help you have a better understanding of things and be better at flirting.
#1. Be Aware Of Possible Deal-Breakers
There are certain limitations when it comes to people’s preferences of whom to date. According to a recent survey, the 3 most serious deal-breakers are poor health (78%), financial instability (76%), and not being physically attractive (75%). These are all legit reasons, to a certain extent. We shouldn’t forget that physical attraction is widely subjective, there is no guarantee on someone’s health, and being financially stable can mean different things to different people. It is good to be aware of the fact that some ladies may be put off these things, so make sure you make the best of what you have, but waste no time trying too hard to convince anyone.
#2. Be As Positive As Possible
We do realize that middle-aged people are bound to carry some emotional baggage, but make an active effort to move past it and not let it monopolize your date. Talking about your bitter experiences might make you boring and it will not tempt your date into wanting to spend more time with you. Check your mind before you start badmouthing your ex-wife, or lamenting about not seeing your children enough.
#3. Be A Good Listener
Regardless of a lady’s age, women don’t appreciate a date who’s only interested in talking about himself. Being a good listener is important because it will give you a good idea of what the woman you’re dating is like, and it will also show you are genuinely interested in her. People who have a rich life with interesting experiences will want to talk about them, and that’s understandable, but at the same time, you need to actively show your date how much you care about what she has to say.
#4. Don’t Rush Things
You may be thinking there’s no time to waste when you’re dating after 50, but it’s important to show respect to your lady. If she is keen on moving things faster, and it’s something you are into, you can proceed with caution. However, the advisable thing to do is to wait until you’re both sure you want to take things to the next level and make it count.
Finally, even though you may be eager to find someone to spend the rest of your life with, or be excited about meeting a person you seem to share a special bond with, you should not put too much pressure on yourself or your dates. Don’t forget that dating is, first and foremost, about having fun irrespective of whether you’re dating after 50 or 20.