Dating in your 40s is usually a lot more fun than in your 20s or 30s. You are older, braver, more experienced and you know what you want and don’t want. This means it is quicker to decide if who you are seeing is the one or not the one. Also, most people are settled in their lives with work, education, and childrearing, so they have more time to dedicate to their love lives. All these help older people be more successful with their dates than when they were younger and distracted. If you are over 40 and looking for love, fear not, these 5 tips for dating in your 40s according to relationship experts would help you make the most of the dates you go on.
Pay attention to the profile of the person you are interested in dating. You don’t want to waste hours of your life with someone you have no interest in. Kelly Campbell, Ph.D., professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, spoke with MyDomaine and warns. “Marrying in your 40s, especially if it’s for the first time, means you have fewer years till death do you part, so this really could be The One,” she continues. “As such, you’ll want to make the best possible choice.”
Trust your instincts
The good thing about older dating is that most people come with a lot of experience, which helps them get out or stay out of bad relationships. If you are dating someone and your instincts tell you something is off about them or the relationship, it is best to trust your instincts and keep off. Many relationships end up badly because they should have never happened in the first place. Trust your gut and stay away from anyone that makes you feel uneasy.
Don’t make assumptions
Prior to going into a new relationship, it is best to lay all your cards on the table. That way there is no room for confusion or assumptions. Try to stay open and non-judgemental regardless of your past experiences. You can stay alert without judgement and get to really know the other person before the relationship kicks off.
Honesty is always the best policy. There is no need to try to be someone else just to impress your date. That usually ends badly. Be unapologetically you and stay honest all the way. That way you don’t have to struggle to remember who you are and your date gets to meet the real you from the first date.
Have fun and try not to take yourself too seriously
When it comes to looking for love, many people get it all wrong and take it too seriously. While seeking the one, do remember to enjoy the dates and try not to take yourself too seriously. Go on dates, have fun, and enjoy every moment. Life is too short not to have fun.
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