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Senior dating

What You Should Know About Dating in Your 40s

It would be unfair to call dating in your 40s “senior dating”. You’re not 20 anymore but you have a very important advantage – you know a thing or two about dating and relationships. Irrespective of whether you were in a long-term relationship or you are a confirmed bachelor, your 40s are a great time to find your life partner. While younger people date in order to gain experience and discover what works best for them, you already know what you want and it makes your searches more directed and meaningful. At the same time, if you’ve been out of the dating pool for a while, the idea of re-entering it may seem pretty daunting. Some may say that men and women dating in their 40s are picky because they have that “baggage”. If they start to date actively after a long pause, they are often stigmatized as desperate. All those blames are mere prejudices that you should ignore. Even if you don’t have any fears, some expert advice will do you no harm.
 
Be physically active. There is a tendency among single 40-somethings towards dating younger girls. And it has a logical explanation: it’s quite difficult to find a woman of their age since most of their peer women are already married. Most likely, you’ll meet younger single girls, so you need to stay attractive. The best way to do this is to join a gym to keep your body in good shape. Exercises will not only improve your health but also make you happier (physical activities stimulate endorphins production). A fit mature man will definitely find women for dating.
 
Meet new people. As we grow older, we tend to limit our circle of friends. We also go to our favorite places because it’s comfortable. You should know that you have few chances to bump into your potential partner at the bar or pub you come by regularly. If you want to meet new people, you should go to new places. So, don’t reject your co-worker’s invitation to the party where you don’t know anyone – the odds are your future date will be there. If you buy products at one and the same supermarket, go to another one. If you spend your lunch at one restaurant or coffee shop, try another one.
 
Dress your age. If you’re about to date younger girls, you should be ready to make a good impression on them. However, you should understand that by dressing like a teenager, you will give the wrong impression. If you go out with a woman, dress casually but with taste.
 
Act your age. Women are attracted to older men because they see them as more masculine and mature. Since you’re expected to behave in a grown-up way, live up to women’s expectations. Don’t be too assertive trying to win a woman. Just radiate confidence and be calm – these qualities are typical of mature men.
 
Flirt extensively. The best way to get yourself prepared for a new phase of dating is to start practicing flirting. Make eye contact with beautiful strangers, smile to them, and compliment them in an unobtrusive manner.
 
Decide what is acceptable for you. Before you start dating, think about your potential partners: what qualities you value and consider a must for your future woman, whether different religious views matter or not, whether a woman with kids is OK for you, etc.
 
Go online. Looking for love online is now a usual thing and it has no age limitations. People want to be happy with their soul mates at any age. Senior online dating is your chance to meet your destiny without leaving your house. Dating in 40s and 50s can be challenging but meeting women online is safe and convenient. If you are not interested in dating younger women, there are senior dating sites designed just for you. Some may advise you to use the services of a senior dating agency but today, this way of finding a soul mate isn’t relevant since you can do it yourself at online dating sites. Although sometimes matchmaking helps people meet their perfect matches, why pay extra money if top senior dating sites offer to use search criteria to get the most relevant results.
 
You see that opportunities for a 40-something to meet their life partner are endless. There are specialized or location-oriented senior dating sites (UK, USA, Russian, etc), so you can meet women either from your country or try international dating.