Dating does not have an age limit, so do not let that be an excuse that stops you. Dating as a senior may be a tad bit harder because most are married and some just give up. Well don’t be one of those people that just give up. Keep on trying to find the love of your life, everyone deserves love.
These tips I am about to present to you will help you get back into the swing of dating.
Maybe your spouse died, maybe a long-term relationship has ended, or maybe it’s time to re-enter the field after a hiatus. Whatever the reason for choosing to date again, it’s important to know yourself, said Pepper Schwartz, AARP’s sex and relationship expert. The University of Washington sociology professor said if someone has decided to become truly social again after an extended absence, maybe it’s best for them to join a club, or volunteer somewhere before stressing about finding a date. Being comfortable with being more social will help them ease into the larger world again. They can ask a friend to accompany them on social outings to instill more confidence. “The best way to do it, I think, is to get what younger people would call a ‘wingman’ or ‘wingwoman,’” Schwartz said.
We understand getting back to dating is hard and you do not want to hurt yourself, but by being too cautious could kill a potential partner/date. You need to ease up some and not seem as if you are shut down to getting to know people. You have to give everyone a chance first before you put up your roadblock.
What are your goals in life? What do you want out of a lover? What makes you happy? These and similar questions should be explicitly considered when seeking companionship. As a person with many decades behind them, seniors are capable of a greater sense of self-understanding than in their early years. On dates, this can translate into confidence and honesty. “They feel more worthy in many ways,” Schwartz said. It’s also important to be real: using a recent photo when dating online, being upfront about your circumstances and the reasons you are dating. “One of the things you have to project is you are a grown-up now,” Schwartz said.
…Additional information at Off Beat: Pitfalls and potential: Dating tips for older singles
You should never let your age stop you from doing anything, especially dating. Better yet when it comes to dating your age makes you much more experienced which means it should be easier for you. If dating is hard for you, you’re the only one holding yourself back. Get out there and start socializing.
Dating for seniors may appear hard to some, but it is not. If you do not believe me, come on over and read for yourself how dating can be easy for seniors.