Over 50s dating - 3 top tips

Posted on: 10 February 2010 by Mark O'haire

Online dating is among the easiest ways to find new friendships and with these easily applied tips, you'll have peace of mind and confidence too.

Reaching the 50 mark should be a doorway to new opportunities. We all dread those birthdays with a zero at the end. You know, 20, 30, 40 and of course, 50. It starts with 20. This is the moment when you realise that you are no longer a teenager. Remember that time? At 30 it’s no big deal. You’re still young, just not as young as you were. Then comes 40, life part 2 as it’s sometime referred to. It can be a worry to some, but it’s painless. The next milestone is 50.

3 top tips for successful dating

If you are 50 or over and wanting to date again for whatever reason, there’s no reason why you can’t do it very successfully. If you are intending to try online dating, that’s a great idea too. However, there are a few things you should be aware of. A few things that can help you have greater success than you might otherwise. Here then are 3 top tips for successful dating online for the over 50s.

  1. Be your age. Just because you are dating again, don’t try to attract a guy or girl of 17. Good luck to you if you can, but be realistic. You are an older person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a lot of fun too. Just be perfectly honest when you write up your online profile, expect to attract women closer to your own age, and be perfectly content with that.
  2. Your online profile is the only real thing that you can be judged by at any online dating service. People will read it and make judgments based on what they read. If you have a negative attitude, guess what – you will attract less people than you might otherwise. Yes, life can be hard, but it is for us all, so don’t harp on about your arthritis, your late spouse, your son’s drug problems, your cat’s flatulence, or whatever! Be positive. Look for the good things and write your online profile based on them.
    Your profile should also have a sense of humour in it. Don’t go for cheap jokes, just make it obvious that you are a happy person who likes the occasional laugh. Keep it cheerful and upbeat, regardless of your circumstances. That will attract a lot more people than anything else will.
  3. Be honest about yourself. Don’t use that youthful photo of when you were 45. Yes, it’s only five years out of date, but haven’t you changed a bit in those five years? Of course you have! Use an up to date photo that accurately shows how you look. Of course, you should look smart and comb you hair – if you have any – but don’t try to be someone you are not.

There is no downside to being 50! In fact, it can and should be the beginning of a great new life! Look to the future with a positive attitude that expects nothing but the best.

You deserve it and you can get it too.

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