How to start dating at age 50

17-Sep-2016 01:57

It is not a term that I – nor, I suspect, anyone else not coupled-up in their fifties – is that keen on.

It makes us sound like we spend our evenings forlornly signalling to each other across a creaky old dance floor by waving our Zimmer frames, while our hearing aids whistle shrilly. I know fiftysomething women who are running marathons, starting businesses …

But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.

On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.

There is such a difference between what is available for men and woman.

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.

As to the “why” behind the lack of date-nights, nearly 60 percent say they don’t need a relationship to be happy.

More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.

Getting it right the first time was not the way life happened for me and I imagine for many of you as well.

I didn’t get the results of what I expected to get earlier in my life and life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope, dream, and plan.

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. As to the “why” behind the lack of date-nights, nearly 60 percent say they don’t need a relationship to be happy. More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.Getting it right the first time was not the way life happened for me and I imagine for many of you as well.I didn’t get the results of what I expected to get earlier in my life and life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope, dream, and plan.Be cautious men, these women are looking for you to do it all over again and that means house and children.