Dating After 50
Remember not all men are after arm candy, some actually do want someone in their lives that they can love and cherish, so don’t be afraid to start dating as a mature woman. And, if you’re a man, then you’re lucky because there are more women than men out there.
In fact according to an article in the Huffington Post
there are 2.3 women for every man between the ages of 60 and 64, but between the ages of 70 and 74 the difference rises dramatically to 4 to 1. So, there aren’t as many men as there are women, but, they are out there somewhere, you just need a bit a patience to find them. Set up your profile on a dating site and take the plunge. Before you do though, consider these few tips to make the experience easier.
It goes without saying that you shouldn’t let yourself go, no matter what your age. It doesn’t matter about your size, big girls are beautiful too; but looking after your appearance is important. You are more likely to attract attention if you’re well-groomed and let’s face it, if you feel you look good then you are more confident. After all, age is just a number. Men will always be attracted to confident women who are happy in their own skin.
Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. If you put false details or pretend to like things you don’t, in a profile, it will come back to haunt you. What is the point of being on a date with a men who loves cold winter days sitting in front of a roaring fire with a game of scrabble, when you would prefer to be hill walking in the country. If you hate reading or staying indoors say so because, after all, meeting someone with similar interests to your own means that you’ll be compatible.
Don’t be too fussy
Don’t expect to find a 50 something George Clooney. Some older men, like some older women have a few wrinkles and a bit of weight round the tummy and there will be men who don’t have a full head of hair, see beyond looks. Obviously you don’t want them to look like Worzel Gummidge, but someone who is dressed nicely and looks clean and tidy deserves a chance.
Be friendly, listen and join in
Work on that smile and be approachable. It will make you look even more attractive. Don’t just talk about yourself, but at the same time, don’t just listen to your date. You are bound to be nervous when you first meet, but after talking about the weather, pick out something you’ve got in common from your profiles and start talking about that.
Not all men join dating sites looking for love. Some just want to have fun, which usually means they want a no strings attached relationship with lots of sex. That’s okay if that’s what you want too; but if you don’t, be careful about inviting dates you don’t know very well, back to your home. It could send out the wrong signals and lead to an unpleasant discussion at the end of the evening.Finally, it doesn’t matter how old you are, if you want love and companionship try the internet, even if you don’t find the man of your dreams, you could still end up making some new friends.