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Dating Over 40: What Every Woman Should Know

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After living on your own for quite some time now, you finally decided that you have to move on with your life. You finally accepted the fact that you may need to do your fair share of work if you want to finally meet someone special to share your life with. If this describes you, you need to know that there are some special considerations when you are dating over 40. After all, there is a 50-50 chance that you will meet the guy of your dreams or end up wallowing in misery after going through another heart break.

Dating Over 40:

So, how do you enjoy dating over 40? Here are some tips that may help you achieve your goals:

Have enough courage. Venturing into the unknown can be more than a little bit scary. Let’s face it. You may not immediately meet your perfect match. You may have to face a lot of disappointments before meeting Mr. Right. There may be a lot of first dates that won’t lead to second dates. Don’t let any of these put you down. Have enough courage to go on dating until you meet your man.

Check your expectations. While you may want to meet someone who looks like the man of your dreams, you have to be a little more realistic to accept that the men you will be dating may already have a receding hairline, a paunch and living a less than perfect life. So, before you finally decide to go on dating over 40, you should clearly establish which flaws you can live with and which ones you can live without.

Discover your assets. It is but natural to feel a little intimidated after years of being absent from the dating scene. You may even begin to doubt if anyone will ever find you attractive again. If you are starting to feel this way, you need to stop, rediscover your physical assets and do what you can to highlight them. Hire a qualified personal shopper to buy some date clothes that can emphasize your most attractive features.

Consider going on practice dates. If you think you are absolutely clueless on how to go about dating again, consider going out with men who are interesting enough but are definitely not overwhelmingly attractive. This will help you keep your wits and gain enough confidence in yourself before you start dating more attractive men. There is also a chance that romance will start to blossom from such encounters but don’t worry if you find that there is no romantic spark between the two of you. Remember, all of these is a process.

Be a little more open-minded. So, your date just did something odd during your first date? Well, instead of being judgemental, why don’t you be a little more open-minded? After all, all of us may have our own personal quirks.

Consider if he is worth a second date. While you may not feel completely attracted to him after your first date, you should remember that romance can develop over time. So, if he is not a jerk or he doesn’t have any qualities that you consider as a serious deal breaker, then you may want to agree on a second date, if he asks. However, you may want to keep your second date short so you don’t have to spend more time with him if you don’t want to.

Don’t fall too fast. Being showered with a lot of attention after a long time of living alone may make you vulnerable so don’t fall for the first nice guy you happen to date. You need to remind yourself that it doesn’t necessarily mean that the guy finds you attractive.

Dating over 40 may have its own set of challenges so you have to take it one step at a time. Remember, you’ll never know when you’ll uncover a gem!

Good luck on your decision to go on dating over 40,

Billy Baker

Senior Dating