Over 40 and dating

18-Nov-2017 13:34

My friend and I were sharing a hotel room at a weeklong business conference.After a day of dry lectures and an evening of happy hours and conference socializing, we were tired, a bit tipsy, and slightly giddy.Then we looked for a place to continue the conversation, gave up, and he brought me home, walked me to the door and gave me a goodnight kiss.He had a wonderful combination of piercing and wide-ranging intelligence, a sense of humor, and a good job –he played guitar in a metal band.

Naturally, the topic turned to men and the atmosphere in the room began to resemble a slumber party. We sat side by side, swiping right and left, exclaiming with glee when we matched with someone. I had tried (and still use) other dating applications but the pool of men I had been meeting began to feel limited.

Let’s face it, meeting men is hard, especially if you are over 40. Your circle of friends is either the same it’s been for years, or post-divorce you are now creating new friendships.

If you’ve been avoiding going online because you’re thinking that it’s only for 20 year olds…think again!

However, I am also someone who enjoys dating and believes it's possible to date genuinely care about someone without falling madly in love with them.

In other words, Tinder is perfect for someone like me. There is an ego boost to swiping right on someone you find attractive, and learning that they find you attractive as well.Dating sites report that their fastest growing segment are people over 50. Online dating opens you up to a thousand more possibilities, and it’s a completely new way of meeting people. ) What things can you do to ensure your physical and emotional well-being as you talk to and meet people?