I've been thinking about writing on this topic for a while.
I'm over 50 and single and have a lot of friends in the same boat.
And what I've found is that dating over 50 is just insane!
So what do you do when you're single and want to meet someone interesting and emotionally available? I've been known to think finding the right guy at this time in life, online or otherwise, was akin to pigs flying, or a snowball coolly sipping an iced latte in hell.Just listen to me rant about my recent adventures on and you'll see why I might be excused for thinking that. I have a dear guy friend who recently reconnected with a college love interest. , guest author Dee Frazier agrees that single women over 50 should get back in the dating game but maybe with a different mindset.It was not to be in their younger days, but they have blasted aside all logistical complications and emotional fears in their late 40s. According to Dee, dating can actually be fun if we view it as "just a date -- not the rest of your life." Are you wading around in the dating pool?She has moved from her longtime home to live with him clear across the country. Are you clueless of what the new rules are and bogged down with fear?Hesitating because the dating game has changed dramatically since you were in your 20s? I've tried the online experience several times since I divorced. But I had to weed through the profiles myself, which actually seemed like work after a while.
Sooner or later if you truly desire a relationship you must jump in. When you decide that you are ready to play the dating game, look at it as an adventure. Because of higher divorce rates, longer life spans, and a greater tendency to never marry. Census Bureau tells us that of the 97 million Americans who are 45 or older, almost 40 percent 36.2 million are available singles. Two of the men I agree to meet were 10 years older than their profile age and another had an online picture of himself at least 40 pounds lighter than when I met him.The grown-up dating game has never been more interesting and challenging. This contributes to more single Americans than at any other time in our country's history. Next I tried a site where they do pre-screening -- Perfect Match.com, the site featured in the movie "Must Love Dogs". After hours of completing my profile and their detailed matching assessment, Perfect Match matched me with one prospect in the 3 months I was a member.My last experience was with -- the latest, supposedly most inclusive online dating site.Again I created my profile, put up a decent photo and filled out the personality assessment.It was funny how many of the prospects Chemistry sent were the polar opposite of who I said I was looking for.I was connected though with 2 very nice men who shared that they were getting complimentary Chemistry memberships and had been for months.