It’s a whole new ball game, some good and some not so great.Men in their 50’s and 60’s can still act like little boys and it sometimes feels like we are all in high school again, even though our ages tell a different story.Perhaps the greatest difference between dating in your twenties and dating in your fifties is the way you see and talk about the future. Others are paralyzed by body issues and are terrified of being with someone new. Bitterness is often the greatest criticism from older daters. If you’re overwhelmed by someone’s affections, explain that you need to move slowly. Not every person you date has to be “the one.” Besides, there’s no more ticking of that biological clock; instead of dating out of a sense of urgency to marry and have kids, you can slow down and ensure that you’re in a relationship for the right reasons. Tell your friends you’re ready to meet someone, and welcome them to set you up.
I’ve heard from so many of you over the last 5 years since my divorce who had similar situations to mine.Things are so different now that online dating has completely taken over as the main way to connect and meet eligible single men, so that is what I’ve done while single in the last few years.I first did online dating in the early 2000’s and then again 3 years ago.I know I’m not the only woman who has ended up in her 50’s and dating again.It’s not the best place to be, but it is better than being miserable, I’ll tell you that.