Dating after age 50

29-Nov-2017 16:17

You don’t need to give out your full name and contact details – most of the online dating sites have good privacy protections so you don’t have to reveal everything to everyone on the Internet.

If you find someone that seems interesting and you’d like to meet in person, take time to talk by phone first.

It encourages people to offer creative ‘first date ideas’ that might be of interest to another member.

So for example, a man might say, “How about we go to the farmers market together? ” You agree and arrange to meet up for a specific fun activity together.

If you find yourself navigating the dating world for the first time in decades, it’s natural to feel a bit nervous.

So if you are 50 years old—or 55, or 60—and beginning to date again, you have lots of company.

More surprising, perhaps, is that many midlife women and men also have qualities that seem to make them better at creating and maintaining relationships than younger people are.

For women over 50, "happiness typically comes with the development of a satisfying self-identity," observes Lewis.

"I told him I couldn't go." But over several months, she worked up her nerve and dated five or six men and, she says, had a good time. I hadn't been thinking about marriage, but I knew pretty quickly that we were soul mates. He brings me out." They married in November 2003, and, she says, "I have never been so happy in my life."[pagebreak] Singles who are 50-plus tend to be different from their younger counterparts.

They're often more focused on what they would like out of a relationship, says Lewis.

So if you are 50 years old—or 55, or 60—and beginning to date again, you have lots of company.

More surprising, perhaps, is that many midlife women and men also have qualities that seem to make them better at creating and maintaining relationships than younger people are.

For women over 50, "happiness typically comes with the development of a satisfying self-identity," observes Lewis.

"I told him I couldn't go." But over several months, she worked up her nerve and dated five or six men and, she says, had a good time. I hadn't been thinking about marriage, but I knew pretty quickly that we were soul mates. He brings me out." They married in November 2003, and, she says, "I have never been so happy in my life."[pagebreak] Singles who are 50-plus tend to be different from their younger counterparts.

They're often more focused on what they would like out of a relationship, says Lewis.

Many women over 50 have been divorced, experienced the death of a partner, or never been married.