Today more than ever, women over the age of 50 are finding opportunities for love and friendship in the unlikeliest of places. They are meeting in competitive sporting events, senior living communities, book clubs, cruises and traveling groups.
The thought of putting yourself out there to begin dating again can be a daunting prospect at any age; however, dating for mature women can be downright terrifying! Dating has changed so much over the past few years – navigating the relatively new world of online dating while dealing with your own apprehensions can put you off trying in the first place.
Dating for mature women can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience – if we allow it to be! Although most of us like being considered good people, continuing old habits of pleasing others first can lead to us not worrying about our own needs.
Among mature women, the topic of finding love and building a relationship is a common one. Some say it’s hard. Others say it’s impossible. No one says it’s easy. Lisa Copeland – a senior dating coach who works exclusively with women over 50 – says it is possible, and she wants to show you how to be successful at it.
If a guy really likes you, he wants to be with you. Common sense. But what about in the beginning, before it’s a relationship. How do you know a man is interested then?
Patrice, a single woman in her 60s, set up a time to talk with me after a relationship had ended. For eight months, she’d been trying to figure out why a man she’d been with for a year and a half had suddenly dumped her for another woman.
Dating for older women can be as exciting as we want it to be! But what happens when you meet a man a little younger? Should you pursue it? Is the relationship doomed to fail from the beginning? Is the age difference an issue that cannot be overcome?
I remember my first ever online-booked meet. I can still picture walking up to the door of the restaurant and pulling it open.
After being single for several months, I felt it was time to get back up on the dating horse – but I was too afraid of online dating after 50.
Well, online dating is pretty much the way of the world nowadays, and if you want to meet someone single of the opposite sex, or same sex, your best chance for success is the internet.
Have you seen our article about rapper Curtis Jackson, more commonly known as 50 Cent, who has admitted to having a ‘thing’ for actress Helen Mirren, who, at 73, is 30 years his senior?