Dating tips for 50
I’m no slouch: tall, trim, own my own business, nice guy to a fault. “L, you are kind, decent, funny, and attractive but I just don’t feel enough “electricity” (aka infatuation) so I’m going to have to end it.”The biggest obstacle I face it is meeting this expectation of “rock me to my soul connection” fantasy man that even they can’t explain.Whatever it is, apparently I don’t have enough of it. In thinking about it, I’m not even sure when they say that, it’s the real issue.By Joan Price You’re ready to connect for dating, sex, love, companionship – but dating as a senior might feel awkward and downright weird. How do you navigate online dating and avoid the pitfalls that send potential dates running in the other direction?
For the single senior, finding love the second time around need not be impossible anymore.As single people get older, they might find that their dating chances are becoming slimmer and slimmer.But in an age where people finding themselves living single even at the age of fifty, some changes are coming.Get out on your own and participate in the social activities you enjoy. Even if you realize you don’t want to pursue a relationship with this person, use that first meeting to “practice” dating.You’ll meet other people who enjoy the same activities you do, and even if you don’t meet anyone you’d like to date, you’ll have a good time. Try online dating—that’s where the people are (at our age, too). Post a good, current headshot that shows your warmth and personality. Figure out what questions elicit interesting information, how to cope with silences, and how to maintain the give-and-take of a dialogue. As interesting as you may be, if you spend the whole time talking, you’ll bore your date (and probably yourself). Don’t string someone along or make up excuses if you don’t want a second date.