Whether you are newly single or have been single for awhile re-entering the dating world can be a bit scary and intimidating. A lot has changed since we were dating in our 20’s particularly with online dating being the “new normal” to meet potential mates.
When I decided to start dating again, I was in my 40’s and I cringed at the thought of having to put myself out there again. I didn’t know what to expect or what I would find but I knew I had to go in with an open mind and positive attitude if I was going to have any success.
It may not have been your plan to be dating again at this time in your life, but dating is what you make it, taking the good, the bad and the ugly all in stride. So, if you’re ready to re-enter the dating world or at least dip your toes in the “single’s pool” to see what is out there, check out my 8 dating tips to help you get back into the groove.
8 Tips for Dating Over 40
6. Be open to someone different: This is the time to explore and discover the new. We tend to stick
with what we are comfortable with when it comes to choosing our mates. But, be open to dating
someone that may not be your “typical type”. You may be surprised.
7. Have fun: Don’t put pressure on yourself to be perfect or to find “the one” after a few dates. When
you look too hard you may overlook finding the right one for you. Also, keep in mind your date may
be just as nervous as you are so just be yourself and enjoy!
And lastly, I saved the most important tip for last
8. Know who you are: Don’t rush into it. Make sure you are ready to date again. Whether you are feeling
pressured by family and friends or are used to being in a relationship, take the time to heal the past. Get to know you again before getting to know someone else.