Over 50 Dating Advice
Are you over 50 and single? Would you like to meet new people for dating, fun and friendship? You’re in the right place – Over 50 Dating Sites is dedicated to dating for you. Here are a few ideas to help you get the hang of dating after 50. Read our over 50 dating advice.
#1 Practice a Virtual Flirt with Men from Your Past
Social media has opened wonderful doors of connection, so, don’t be afraid to look up a single high school friend and even consider attending your next reunion or class event. Use LinkedIn to casually say hi to interesting men you’ve met at events. You will find out soon enough if they are married or committed, so, for now, just be friendly and see what happens. Let single girlfriends know that you are actively looking for a relationship – maybe they know someone who is perfect for you!
#2 "Are the Chocolate Muffins Good Here"? Strike up a Conversation!
Another place to meet interesting men is the good old standby, the coffee shop. Many men come in every day to get their cup of chai or latte. Pay attention and you may just find a new friend. Start a casual conversation with the man standing in line and smile! When you sit down, don’t immediately pull out your mobile phone or book. Look around and make eye contact. If you see someone interesting, make a move. It doesn’t matter what the “move” is. Sometimes just asking whether the chocolate muffins are any good is enough to start a great conversation. Just remember to be genuine. You’re not looking for the love of your life (although it would be nice to find him). At this point, you’re just looking to make a friendly connection.
#3 Play with Pets and Grandkids – They are Great Smile Magnets
When you are out with a dog or young child, there is a natural and comfortable energy about you. This weekend, grab your dog and visit your local park. If you don’t have a dog, perhaps you can borrow one from a friend. If you have a grandchild, take them for a walk or buy them ice-cream at a local cafe. You will be smiling and that’s a good start!
#4 Go Cultural – Explore Museums, Bookstores and Theaters
The most important dating guideline is to simply do things you love. If you love museums, look for special events that will draw a crowd. If you have a passion for books, go and browse the magazines and chat with the man next to you. He may say “my wife and I…” and that’s totally fine. There should be no expectations when meeting new people. If you love sports, buy a ticket to an event that you love. Who knows who will be sitting next to you?
#5 Attend a Meetup and Share Your Passions
Many cities have an organization called Meetups. You can join groups for everything you can possibly imagine including hiking, art, photography, travel or dining out. They also have events for men and women our age and can be a great opportunity to meet new people, whether you are looking for love or not.
#6 Get Two Birds with One Stone – Let’s Get Physical
Many men love to work out, so, a great place to meet them is at the gym. Meeting people at the gym has a few build in advantages. First, any single man that you do meet at the gym is more interested than the average person in staying in shape. Second, even if you don’t meet anyone, working out is important for every aspect of your health after 50 – mental, physical, and emotional. Getting in shape will improve your confidence and improve every aspect of dating after 50.
#7 Dive Into the World of Online Dating, but, Wear Your Armbands
Online dating fills a gap for women who are more uncomfortable meeting new people in person. There are lots of choices, like SeniorMatch.com, where you can freely browse hundreds of profiles. Other paid sites, like EHarmony.com, and match.com, ask you to take a personality test before they look for “matches” for you.