The following are tried and true tips that have worked for many who are now in healthy and happy relationships. My late husband was my age so this is difficult for me to understand.
But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.It means being kind to yourself and the men you meet. I have compiled a list of Dating Do’s and Don’ts exclusively for women like you. These are for the woman who is done repeating the same mistakes, and is ready to find her grown-up love story. It starts off innocently with a question like “So what happened with your marriage? Nothing positive can possibly come from this, sister. Yes, I know he said he was going to call you, I know you had a great date and want to see him again. That’s especially true of the grownup men that you’re dating. Unless you can talk with your dude about safe sex and the status of your relationship after intimacy, steer clear of the sack. Start off with the positive and try to stay in mode before you decide he’s not right for you. Steer clear of these topics until you know each other better. Your 25-year-old may want to linger and go down the rabbit hole trying to figure it all out. Take care of yourself by initiating a conversation and sharing your needs and wants. This keeps you open to someone who might not be your type. Keep your body language open, play with your hair, smile, touch his arm. Right isn't in the group you go to remember that someone may know the perfect person. It's amazing how strong those old school ties can be. If nothing else you'll get a vacation out of the deal and probably make a friend. Remember that the only way you'll meet someone is by putting yourself out there. I have know quite a few people who met and fell in love with old high school and college pals decades later. Invest your time and money in a singles cruise or weekend getaway. Conferences, parties and meetings are places where you can meet appropriate singles that you already have something in common with. If you see a nice looking person picking out a lonely pork chop, ask them a question or give them a recipe suggestion. I know that dating in your 40's and beyond is a challenge, but the good news is that you are at a time in your life when you and your prospective mates know what you want.