The last weekend in April and we had some beautiful weather here in The A, which had me asking myself, “Is it time to get back into…dating?” With the pandemic, dating, for me at least, was pretty much non-existent. I mean it does make sense with social distancing and all the precautions we have to take to be safe. But with the vaccination process rolling out and this warmer weather, I am inclined to mingle.
For ladies and gents my age, over 50, dating sounds like a beat down we would like to avoid. These 3 tips should ease your reluctance to put yourself out there!
Tips For Dating Over 50
- Get over your age. Believe it or not, there are at least a billion1 other people in the world over 50. It is just a number – it represents wisdom and experience. You got skills…I will leave it at that. Use them to your advantage.
- Be open to dating younger and older. Broaden your horizons on both ends of the age spectrum. Every age group has something meaningful to offer. You would be surprised at what you might learn or teach, who knows!!
- Embrace online dating apps. It is the easiest way to dip your toe in the dating pond. Do not be pressured to meet in person. Exchange a few messages and then take it offline when you are ready. Now, unfortunately, there are some people on these dating sites that want a hook-up. Be discerning, but do not be discouraged. I have met some very cool people on dating sites.
Bonus tip: Put together a date ready outfit. Choose colors and styles that flatter you and make you feel beautiful and confident.
Dating is supposed to be fun. Consider the whole person and what they add to your life. Keep it light at first and do not be concerned with rejection, it happens to everyone. Thank God for the blessing and keep it moving!
My hope is that you find these tips helpful as you being your dating adventure! Now, I will not be posting a play-by-play of my dating life, a girl likes to be mysterious. But do know, when I get serious, y’all will be the first to know. I’m curious, how do you feel about online dating apps!