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 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus.
That’s true whether you’re 16 or 56, but more than 40 percent don’t believe there is anyone “out there” to date.
In fact, nearly 60 percent say they make better decisions about compatibility now compared to when they were younger. Be the master of the segue if he talks too much, or the conversation swerves into uncomfortable topics. Show up to your dates open, happy and being your already charming self.
Some 42 percent have better quality dates, and 52 percent say part of the allure of dating in the 50s is the absence of the tick-tock of the biological clock. But every day I coach women like you through situations they wish they didn't get into. Make sure you get to talk about yourself in a meaningful way as well. It will bring out the best in him and insure that you both have the best time possible. I Love You, there is something valuable to learn from every date.
I may be generalizing but do you see the same thing?
As I also approach 50, I agree with her no-man's land comment in many ways. I have had some issues while shopping for clothes in recent years, because all the clothing out there either seems too young or too old for me. Jackie Pilossoph is the author of her blog, Divorced Girl Smiling, and the comedic divorce novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and . Earlier on Huff/Post50: Sometimes it feels like the foundation of your social life is so strong that you no longer find the opportunity to meet new and exciting people.
You have made it more through more than five decades of all the highs, lows, joys and woes of romance and still have enough of a heart left to want to try dating again.
I recently went out with a widower who hadn’t been on a date since 1968 and we shared few laughs about how dating has changed.
If you are the woman, offer to pay for half the check (by reaching for the cash you brought along, not by wrestling him for the check) and then discuss the situation like the adults you are. If the spirit moves you, go for it—but use protection.
Just because a player has silver hair doesn’t mean he/she isn’t still a player.
Perhaps this same attitude of no-mans land applies when it comes to dating. ) increase the number of potential men, but I really do think that at this point, age is less of a number, unlike it was, say, when you were 30 and dating a 20-year-old. Go on dates, but don't force the serious relationship. I'll leave you with this -- Beautiful women who are over 50: Michelle Pfeiffer, Andie Mac Dowell, Catherine Keener, Oprah, Madonna, Kim Basinger, Kim Catrall, Christie Brinkley, Diane Sawyer, Jennifer Grey.