Dating after 50 means taking control of your love life, just like you do the rest of your life. It means being kind to yourself and the men you meet. It means making good choices. Most people want to find a friend or a life partner, and to meet the dates who may fulfill this desire, many do it the old-fashioned way, we have compiled a list of Dating Do’s and Don’ts exclusively for women over 50. These aren’t your daughter’s dating rules. These are for the woman who is done repeating the same mistakes, and is ready to find her grown-up love story
Baggage bonding is when an early date shifts into deep conversation about some baggage you have in common. It starts off innocently with a question like “So what happened with your marriage?” or “How has online dating been for you?” And off you go! You start comparing your horrific ex-spouses or your crazy awful dates. Nothing positive can possibly come from this, So steer clear of these topics until you know each other better.
Yes, I know he said he was going to call you; I know you had a great date and want to see him again. I know it’s tempting. But don’t do it. Men know who and what they want, often better than women do. That’s especially true of the grownup men that you’re dating. The grown-up dater gives him a reasonable amount of time to show up, and then says a big “So what!” and moves on.
I know, you're mature, smart and competent. But every day I coach women like you through situations they wish they didn't get into. The last thing you want at 55 is to wake up in the morning with flashbacks to your days as a 20-something, right? Unless you can talk with your dude about safe sex and the status of your relationship after intimacy, steer clear of the sack. Take care of yourself by initiating a conversation and sharing your needs and wants. If you are dealing with a grown-up man he will appreciate and respect you for it. If he's not, he won't. Good to know before you jump in!
His manners, his shirt, his smile, the way he talks about his kids, start off with the positive and try to stay in discoverymode before you decide he’s not right for you. This keeps you open to someone who might not be your type.
Yes, grown-up women flirt and men like it! Keep your body language open, play with your hair, smile, touch his arm And best flirt of all: compliment him! And bring your femininity to every date. It’s the thing women have that men want most!
Show up to your dates open, happy and being your already charming self. It will bring out the best in him and insure that you both have the best time possible. Remember, even if he is not Mr. I Love You, there is something valuable to learn from every date