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Tips For Midlife Dating

By Edited Jun 26, 2015 6 9

The dating scene can be one of the most difficult scenes to navigate.  But as a mid-life dater, you have than advantage.  Think about it, you know the general rules and you probably just need to brush up on some current information before you enter the dating scene.  These tips should help you enter the dating scene with confidence.

Polish Your Appearance

Mid-Life Dating

I’m sure you do this anyway, but it is worth reminding you to do it. You want to make sure that you present the best version of yourself when you are dating.  Make sure you take the time to update your wardrobe so that you have clothes that reflect your tastes. 

 

 

 

 

Stay True To Yourself

Yes, just like your mother always told you-be true to who you are.  As a mid-life dater, you already know the person that you are.  You understand your values, your beliefs and the person that you aspire to be.  At this point, you have accomplished various goals that probably reflect who you are as a person.  Embrace your sense of self while you are dating. 

A huge part of staying true to who you are is being natural. I know that it is easier said than done, but I am going to say it anyway, you need to be natural.  Now, I know everyone isn’t a politician, but everyone has a natural disposition.  You don’t have to become someone who you are not.  Try to behave the way that you would typically behave in a situation.

Spend time dating people that are compatible with the person that you are.  Do not try to change who you are, just keep looking until you find the right person for you.

Know Your Limitations

As a mid-life dater, you have the advantage of knowing your limitations.  When you dated the first time, you probably had to use a lot of trial and error to figure out what you liked (and were willing to tolerate).  But now, you probably have particular preferences at this stage of life.  Since you know this information you should use it to your advantage.  For instance, if you hate cats, you probably don’t want to date someone who is obsessed with cats.  Yes, they may be a nice person but your contempt for cats directly conflicts with their love of cats.  Although it might not seem like a big deal in the beginning of the relationship, it could become a hindrance later on.  It may be wise to avoid putting yourself into these situations when you have strong views about something.

Explore In Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever noticed that many people find their mate through friends? Of course, one of the reasons is that people love to fix other people up.  But another reason is because people are usually comfortable around their friends.  This is one of the safest environments to find a mate.  

You should try to create a similar environment when you are mid-life dater.  Since you already have a life, you want to make sure that your mate will fit into your life.  One of the best places to look for people who share your interests is in organizations that you already belong to.  You should look at the members of community associations, organizations, or other groups that you participate in.

Have Fun

Above all, have fun while you are dating.  As a mid-life dater, you have all of the tools that you need to enter the dating scene.

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Comments

Dec 4, 2011 6:36am
MarkRiegen
Some good tips. Appearance certainly is one to tend to. Lots of times that wardrobe just needs an update after being "out of the loop/game" for so long.
Dec 4, 2011 10:57am
AuroraWindsor
Thank you. Updating the wardrobe is a relatively easy way to improve your chances of being successful as a mid-life dater.
Dec 4, 2011 11:57am
footloose
Congratz on this well written feature. Excellent advice about comfort zone.
Dec 6, 2011 12:17pm
AuroraWindsor
Thanks. Being in your comfort zone can reduce the uneasiness people feel when they are mid-life dating.
Dec 7, 2011 9:03am
jalibd
Thank you.good tips
Dec 8, 2011 12:09am
AuroraWindsor
Thank you for reading.
Dec 7, 2011 12:52pm
Macaron
Great advice in a well written article.
Dec 8, 2011 12:09am
AuroraWindsor
Thank you Macaron.
Dec 16, 2011 9:19pm
livluvlaf729
All good tips - I may need to revisit this after the Holidays. :)
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