One of the hardest parts about dating, at any age, is knowing whether the person is interested or not. Senior dating is already difficult enough, without having to play games. Trying to decipher whether someone is interested in you or not can be challenge, but thanks to these five helpful tips, you can cut through the pretense and find a partner that is compatible for you.
1. Making The First Effort
If the senior you're talking to seems distant and hard to reach, this is usually not a very good sign. Are you the one who is always making the first effort? Do you always call and text first? Do they ever try to initiate a date? These are the questions that you should be asking yourself and being able to answer them honestly will determine the other person's level of interest in you. Making excuses for their disinterested behavior is not recommended.
2. Returning Calls and Texts Quickly
When you text the person, do they respond in a timely manner? Or do they always an excuse as to why they do not keep their phone close by? Spoiler alert: we make time for the things that we want to make time for. If the person is always full of excuses as to why they couldn't call you back or respond to your texts, they are generally not that into you.
3. Making Eye Contact
During the moments when you are spending time together, the person should be making you the center of attention. When they are too busy looking at the television, or their phone or refusing to even make eye contact, these are all bad signs. If you're on a date with them and their eyes are scanning the room, this is a clear signal that you are not holding their interest.
4. Asking Questions
A potential partner that spends every conversation talking about themselves is usually not someone who you should bother to pursue under any circumstances. A person who is actually interested in you will take a breath and be sure to focus on you, by asking well thought out questions about your life and background. Those who only talk about themselves are usually not interested in the person that they are talking to.
5. Style of Dress
When you meet up with the person you're seeing, do they dress to impress or do they look like they've just rolled out of bed? This is one of the most telling signs of a person's level of interest in you. This is not to say that they need to be in their Sunday best, but their appearance should suggest that they have put in at least a modicum of effort.