Over 50 Dating Tips – How to Find New Love

We have a useful article on over 50 dating tips below, but first let me remind you that you can search the photo profiles of over 50s singles looking for dating or pen pals by using the search immediately on the right of this page. PenPalsPlanet has a large contingent of singles over 50 for dating or friendship, so go take a look at the profiles of who’s available right away…

In the advice on over 50 dating below we consider that although the over 50s may feel nervous when embarking on dating again, in fact they are better able to deal with the situation. Read on for some insightful tips…

Sometimes people who embark on over 50 dating as a new thing — whether as a result of bereavement or divorce — encounter some doubt, even hostility from their loved ones. In this case we may be talking about their parents, if still alive, but we are more likely to be talking about their children.

It is natural for children to feel upset and unsettled by the idea of their remaining parent (in the case of bereavement) or both their parents (if separated or divorced) getting into dating again. Parents are the foundations of someone’s life; one could even go so far as to say that parents are the foundations of someone’s personality. It is a good tip, therefore, to anticipate and expect that such significant changes happening to one’s parents will be challenging, even threatening.

It is important, as someone over 50 dating again, that you recognize the reality of this tip and plan accordingly. You will need to sit down with your children and calmly and logically discuss the situation with them. Although you are older you are still a vital human being with a life to lead. Naturally therefore, you need a partner to share that life with. You are not trying to replace the other parent but simply to have a viable life yourself. Nothing will change in how you feel towards your children.

These are the kinds of things that need to be explained. With a little time, with patience and understanding on your part, the logic of what you are saying will usually make sense to the grown-up children involved and they will make the necessary mental adjustments. You just need to have compassion, understanding and patience to make it happen.

You May Feel Nervous At First

While you may be feeling nervous at the idea of getting into over 50 dating, a good tip is to remind yourself that you are much more experienced at life in general than you were when you were 20. You are more capable to dealing with any situation that life may throw at you. You know yourself better and know much more what you want and need out of life than you did 30 or 40 years ago.

So take heart in that fact and trust your own judgement. one of the best dating tips I can give you is to have a clear idea of what precisely you are looking for in a new partner. Do not try to replicate exactly the qualities and personality of your previous partner as this is not realistic, but do make a list of the main qualities you are seeking in a partner. This may be as simple as finding someone who shares your hobbies, for example.

However it works out, your new partner is not going to be like your last, for everyone is an individual of course, so the chances are that your new partner will be very different. Expect this and welcome this. Just as you have told your children that your new partner will not be a replacement for the last, so you must make this clear to yourself too.

Over 50 dating is a great new adventure, so go into it with a positive frame of mind that you are going to enjoy it!

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One of the best over 50 dating tips is not to get too hung up on reading about it but to take the plunge and learn while you are doing it. Begin right away by browsing the photo profiles at PenPalsPlanet.com. You can join this high integrity dating and pen pals service for free, so do take advantage of this offer. View the profiles, join in and take part in over 50 dating…

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