A Guide to Dating in Your 50s

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Dating in Your 50s

Dating usually comes with complications of its own, but if you’re newly re-entering the dating scene, you might have some additional reservations. However, dating in your 50’s can be a fun and exciting experience if done with the right intentions! If you’re ready to get back on the saddle but aren’t sure how to go about it, here is a simple guide to dating in your 50’s:

Reinvent Yourself 

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut if you’re not feeling confident about your looks, so use this time to experiment with your style. Cleanse your closet of any negative memories by going through your wardrobe and donating anything that reminds you of your past relationship. People tend to hold onto pieces that hold sentimental value, and although there is nothing wrong with that, it can hold us back from wanting to create new memories. Consider donating any outfits that might hold you back emotionally, and treat yourself to some new clothes. You can also freshen up your style by incorporating vibrant colors in your date night looks. 

This is also the perfect time to overcome any deep-seeded insecurities you might be feeling. Dating requires confidence, and if your mind is preoccupied with self-doubts, it will show. If you’re a man whose thinning hair is holding you back, for example, try a topical medication like finasteride to help stop hair loss and boost your confidence. Or, if you’re a woman struggling with your skin, then try one of the many anti-aging creams that can plump your skin’s overall appearance. Addressing these issues ahead of time should help you enter the dating scene feeling fresh and confident.

Mix Up Your Dating Scene

The dating world is rapidly changing and you should evolve with it! Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box and try something new. If you find yourself meeting the same people week after week, then consider thinking outside of your regular places. Experiment with different bars or restaurants in your area or ask your friends to go on a group excursion. Where you go will reflect the type of people you will find, so if you’re meeting the wrong types of people, change your scenery. This is your chance to experiment with different dating scenes while meeting like-minded people, so allow yourself to get creative. 

Online dating can seem intimidating and strange at first, especially if it’s your first introduction back into the dating scene. However, it can be helpful– especially if you’re searching for someone within the same age range or who has the same hobby as you. Online dating services are tailored to help find someone most compatible with you. You will also be able to match with people who are outside of your community. it can also be a more comfortable way to ease yourself back into the dating world without any major commitments.

Have Fun But Stay Safe

Dating can be a fun and easy-going experience, but it can also be intimidating. It’s sometimes challenging to break out of your everyday routine but in order to get back out into the dating world, you have to challenge yourself! Say yes to fun date ideas you would have never said yes to in the past or make a bucket list with potential date ideas that would help get you out of your comfort zone. 

This is also the perfect opportunity to experiment with your sexuality and what makes you feel good! Still, your health should always come first, and although you might be seasoned in the bedroom department, it doesn’t mean you are immune from STIs– the senior community actually has one of the fastest-growing rates of STIs. So, if you’re ready to engage in any sexual activity, make time to have an open discussion with your partner. 

Take Your Time

There are many reasons why someone in their 50’s would start dating again, but if you just came out of a long-term relationship or marriage, dating might be the furthest thing from your mind. However, with friends and family pressuring you to get back out there, you might feel as though there is a ticking clock, but really there is no rush to dating; take your time! 

Re-entering the dating scene should be fun, so if you find yourself dreading each date, then take a step back and reevaluate your situation. Remember, you are in control of how fast you go. If you need to take some time away from dating, then do it. Be honest with yourself and go at the pace that feels right for you! 

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