Life happens, and sometimes you find yourself in your 40‘s, single again, hopeless, wondering if you made the right life choices.Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t but you can’t change the past, you can only move forward.Dating over 40 is not that scary if you think about it.
Except, you’re over 40 and you either haven’t found the right person yet, or the person you thought was right turned out to be a dud.
Whatever the case, people who start relationships after 40 usually stay in those relationships for the rest of their lives, so that is something to look forward to.
I won’t lie to you, dating after 40 is much harder than it was when you were 25.
The scene is different, the expectations are different, not only is the world different, but most importantly, you are different.
Below are 5 tips that will help you in your quest for dating over 40. You can try to go to the gym, lose a few pounds, buy some new clothes and make the appearance of creating a new you, but what’s the point?
Don’t get me wrong, being fit, healthy, and looking good can help you rise above the crowd but if you don’t stick to it then you’re working against yourself.You know your routine, the foods you like, the styles you enjoy; so stick to what you know and be happy with it.Embrace who you are and then you will have the confidence that is going to be needed in today’s dating scene. Don’t be guided by what your 20 year old alter ego wanted in a relationship.Some people think, “I’ve waited this long, I can hold out until I meet my exact match.” Well, those people are still looking.I’m not suggesting you lower your standards, I’m suggesting that it’s time to be realistic.If you desire a lasting and meaningful relationship then it is time to drop your list of “must haves” and replace it with some thought of how a potential partner is going to treat you and make you feel. Nobody wants to start a relationship with someone still living in the past.