Most people think that when they are in their 50s, life is going to slow down. Society teaches that exciting and new things only happen to those in their 20s and 30s. More and more singles over 50 are cropping up however. Whether it is due to divorce, death or just not finding the right person, older singles are looking for new ways to find love. Here are some valuable tips!
First, think of all the good and attractive things about yourself. Make a private list of the things you like most about your personality, your looks, and your life style. Take inventory and don't be shy. This list is for your eyes only so brag a little. The purpose is to remind yourself how great you are and how much you deserve to find love if you're looking for it.
Next, think of being single over 50 like you would if you were jobless over 50. You would do some strategic networking! Do the same thing with your romantic life. Talk to friends and let them know that you're open to dating. Your friends can be great at matchmaking. Just think if only four of your friends know two single people each. That gives you eight people to start with.
Also, be sure to start slowly. You don't have to fast-forward to dinner and a movie anymore. In fact, today dating is much more casual. Being in the category of "Singles over 50" is no exception. There is nothing wrong with talking on the phone for the first "virtual meetings" with a new potential love interest. When you're ready, make a date during the day and keep it casual like a meeting at a local coffee shop or book store.
Another tip for singles over 50 is to get out and mingle. Thanks to the internet there are all types of social clubs throughout the world. List out your top hobbies and find gatherings that promote them. This is a great way to, at minimum meet new people, if not your next romantic partner. One thing to remember when you're dating is, keep working on yourself. Do things that make you happy. People will naturally be drawn to your energy whether you meet Mr. or Mrs. Right or not.
Remember too to be social. If you meet someone's eye at a museum or a train station, say "hi!" Put it out there that you are approachable and friendly. Part of meeting new people is just letting them know that you are available.
In the end, singles over 50 are at an exciting time. They have had time to figure out who they are and what they like. Finding the right person isn't like looking when you're 20 and it's all about looks or passion. Now, armed with being able to see true value in people, you can start on your journey of truly finding the right partner for your life.