Since my divorce has been final for well over a year, a lot of friends and family keep asking when I’m going to jump back into the dating scene. I haven’t really thought about dating but I know I want to be in relationship at some point so I figured, I would share my tips for dating in your 40’s.
Perfect time to find the one you love.
When you’re questioning if your age has anything to do with being single, remember who you are today versus who you were 10 years ago. You’ve grown so much and you know what you want out of life. Studies show that when dating at an older age, you tend to have deeper connections and a more profound relationship.
Try all the things
Constantly explore new things. Find new hobbies and interests, so when you’re dating you are able to engage about all of the exciting things that you’ve tried, such as traveling, eating at the latest and hottest new restaurant or seeing the newest exhibit. When you are the best version of yourself, men will be smitten.
Don’t get stuck on your “Must Have” list
Dating in your 40’s means you know what you want and you’re ready to make something happen quickly. However, if you start eliminating potential prospects too quickly, you can find yourself in a prolonged single status. Before eliminating your date, ask yourself if there are other qualities about your date that may be worth exploring.
Don’t date your Ex
Don’t date your ex or anyone that reminds you of your ex. It’s easy to fall for someone that reminds you of your ex because of how familar it may feel. Remember you’re not with your ex for a reason, so don’t let history repeat itself.
With all of the dating apps, it’s easy to get caught up with text messages and phone calls instead of meeting in person to make a real connection. When dating make sure to find the time to date “in real life” (IRL). Take those text message conversations to a coffee shop and sit in front of one another. You get a different vibe when you meet someone in person, and it makes dating life more fun.
Enjoy the experience
Dating should be a fun experience or you should at least have some great stories to tell from all of your dating adventures. Every date is not going to be Prince Charming but the experience of getting out there and making time to meet new people will make dating an enjoyable experience. Go out with an open mind and have fun.
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