Valuable Insight for Seniors Dating Over 50 Years Old
Ever looked at a couple and wondered how they met? Dating is not a topic that can be covered by a single article. It depends on several factors including but not limited to: age, gender, priorities, perceptions, past experiences, and so much more.
Senior dating is a little different than dating when below 40 years old. For example men below 40 years of age have a higher sex drive compared to their counterparts in 50’s. Currently online dating stigma has faded and there is a huge number of 50 plus dating sites. These are match-making sites for singles over the age of 50.
At 50 most couples know what they want and go for it. Unlike popular belief, not everyone who dates is looking for love or marriage; some people are just looking for companionship. Remember this is an experienced person who has most likely been in and out of relationships. It is important to be real and without any unnecessary pretenses.
Most dating sites have algorithms that enable one to find a partner such as: religion, ethnicity, eye color, occupation and so much more. With age most people tend to reduce their filters because they are much more open-minded. All this comes down to; knowing what one really wants.
We could expect that being over 50 could mean more confidence but that is not the case. At 50 the society expects one to have settled down and this particular expectation make it hard for most singles to get back into the game. However this is the very same reason that gives courage to some of those who get back to the scene; to get it right once and for all.
Deal-breakers; these are expected to exist in any kind of dating regardless of the age. Once in a while you hear people sharing their deal-breakers such as, ‘I can never date a smoker’. Everyone has those and it is important for one not to budge. On the dating scene one may never find prince charming but on the other hand settling is fuel for a failing relationship. Never bank on the aspect of changing someone, they are who they are.
Whereas some elements of dating change with age it is vital to note that some don’t. Take the first impression for instance; if it is online dating that means the dating profile and if is the real date factors such as grooming, venue and the overall presentation is key. Therefore one should be keen on the venue; it should make their date comfortable and also leave a lasting impression. One’s overall presentation regardless of whether it is an interview or a date speaks volumes about an individual.
You can always look at dating as scouting for an avenue to invest in. You have to stay focused. Outline all the values or aspects that you are looking for. Practice patience; do not jump at anything that comes your way. Always be strategically placed to pounce on an opportunity when it knocks. Try to be keen so as not to pass on an opportunity; you may never get another. Remember that there are no defined rules and sometimes the uniqueness of a situation will be exactly what will make it thrive. Stay true to yourself. Be willing to risk!