I guess you could meet the Boston strangler wannabee at the market, but meeting him on-line seems a much more likely scenario. Whatever your age, here are few tips for the newly singled. Recognize that dating is just one aspect of your life.
And I take issue with the whole “midlife” pigeon hole. Imagine for a moment that your life is made up of a portfolio of activities.
And when it comes to midlife dating and mating, it may sound like a good idea in theory, but jumping in can be a very scary prospect.
Many of my friends are looking for dates on-line which is a bit scary.
It also explored ways various life course factors such as marital history, children, cohabitation, relationship length, and social approval related to partners' perceptions of one another and to subsequent relationship quality.I know what that feels like, and I’ve spoken to many midlife daters who feel exactly the same.Online dating in midlife is unlikely to have been something that you ever thought you’d be doing, right? So, here are my top tips for embracing where you are now and dealing with your fear of midlife dating. This is all new and you aren’t expected to know what it’s going to be like.Be thoughtful about re-entry into the dating world. In addition to looking better on the outside, you’ll be taking care of yourself on the inside too. We’ve all lived long enough to know that having expectations of how people will act towards us and how we “should be” tend to be an excellent predictor of disappointment.The biggest challenge associated with getting back out there in the dating world typically has more to do with self-confidence than anything else. What are the things that are present when you feel and look your best? Take a visit to the make-up counter, hair stylist hor boutique and treat yourself in a way that makes you feel good about how you present yourself. Research has shown that those people who understand and pay attention to their physical, emotional, spiritual and cognitive needs feel more energetic and report higher levels of happiness and life satisfaction. It’s no wonder many dates end on that note or something close to it. You’re doomed if you approach the first date with hopes like: “This might be the one: he sounds perfect on paper and my friends say we are perfect for one another—I hope I don’t screw this up! This scavenger hunt of information can even be shared with a date. Source, Barbara Waxman, President of The Odyssey Group, which counsels individuals and businesses on leadership issues.But remember; change only happens when you’re prepared to take a chance on doing something different.