Dating

There are important issues to consider before moving in together. While for many couples the economic factor may be the main motivation, it is important to know the specific status of the relationship before making this significant decision. Here are 10 things to consider before moving in together that help make the move a lasting and beneficial choice.   1. Future advancement of the relationship While romance may be a major reason for moving in together, there are personal aspects to consider as well. A couple planning to move in together should have a fairly dev... more ...
One of the biggest problems in marriages is that it's hard to remain together through thick and thin despite your marriage vows. Besides common reasons for divorce like infidelity, one of the greatest contributors to divorce is when a couple grows apart rather than together. At a certain point in their relationship, they may realize that they have little in common with each other. Here are eight senior dating tips to consider if you’re planning to date after a divorce.   1. Wait until your divorce is legally completed before dating. For people who want to dat... more ...
Meeting a new potential partner on a first date can leave even the most talkative people tongue-tied and quiet. Instead of stumbling over awkward conversations and even more uneasy silences, use one of our almost fail-proof 8 tips on how to get the conversation started and keep it going when your first date jitters are looming.   1. Focus on the Future Dating over 50 has some fantastic perks. Even though you just met, a first date discussion about the future means that likely you both have some ideas on what you want the rest of your life to look like – and what you d... more ...
Frankly speaking, rejection hurts - no if, ands, or buts about it! Unfortunately, rejection is a part of dating. It's a sad truth we just have to accept.The good news is - you don't have to let rejection bring you down. Dating is often about finding out who we really are. This is especially true as we get older. Dating in our 50s, 60s, and beyond is often a great opportunity. We have likely been through a few relationships and likely been married - so we know a great deal about what we DON'T want when it comes to dating.Although rejection stings, we CAN deal with it in a healthy wa... more ...
One of the most devastating experiences in anyone’s life is ending a relationship with a lover or a spouse. It does not matter what caused the breakdown in the relationship. When emotions are involved, a breakup can result in much hurt and bitterness, especially when one lover thought that this was a lifelong relationship. Life does not always meet our expectations.We often enter the relationship with fantastic ideas- but we must face the reality that this individual is not our ideal partner, and we want out. Can we exit a relationship gracefully? Or does it not matter how we leave becau... more ...
Dating is full of anxieties that can strike even the most confident of people. There are so many rules about dating that you may have grown up with yet you may hesitate, wondering if times have changed enough from your youth to invalidate that practice in senior dating. This article is solely concerned with clarifying the murky matter of who should pay the check on a good first date.  Looking at the Numbers One 2017 survey from the dating site "Match" concluded that 78% believed that the man should pay the entire bill on his own. That advice is however only suitab... more ...
Starting dating again in your 50's or 60's might seem scary for many of us. Especially the idea of blind dates. Have you considered online dating? Internet usage has increased greatly among those over 50 over the past decade. And as a result of the increased online literacy, online dating has really taken off among boomers. If you are single, over 50, and looking for love, you owe it to yourself to try online dating. Here are 10 great reasons for seniors to try online dating.  1. You Get to Know People Before Meeting in Person Everyone has been in the unco... more ...
After a divorce, many people make the mistake of getting back too fast into the dating game. They jump into a new relationship before they’ve had time to process their feelings about their divorce. Others feel so much anguish, they refuse to get into another relationship. Since going through a divorce is highly stressful, take the time to reflect on your life, understand what happened, and grieve over your loss. Only after you’ve taken the time to mull over your feelings should you date again.Here are 6 tips to ease into the senior dating scene again.   1. ... more ...
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve made the mental decision to start dating again. This leap of faith is likely causing jitters as you anticipate the type of person you may meet and what it could potentially lead to.However, before you get too excited about finding ‘the one’, pump the brakes and take a deep breath.Before putting yourself out there, it’s important to take a close look at your expectations and how high or low you are setting the bar. No matter what age you are beginning your dating journey, it’s easy to get caught in the excitement of ... more ...
With more and more couples meeting online and through dating apps, long-distance relationships are becoming increasingly common. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe, even couples that live near one another may find themselves meeting up less often to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. For those who don’t have the opportunity to see their partners each week, sending a care package can be one of the most meaningful ways to show affection from a distance.  Even if your love interest lives nearby, assembling a care package is a great way to tangibly expres... more ...