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Dating Over 50

Here's How To Instantly Boost Your Dating Confidence

Lisa Copeland | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Before being single, if you were like me, you probably didn't give much thought to how men saw you. It really didn't matter. You had your man and at least in the beginning he adored you just the way you were, whether in sweats or in a little black dress.

A Single Man Reveals Why Previous Relationships Have Failed

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you get to be 50-plus, you've likely had more than a few relationships, and more than a few reasons why you haven't found that lifelong soulmate (who exists only in your mind). Have we failed? Not found the 'right' person? Sabotaged the relationships for reasons only shrinks can discern?

The Top 10 Things Every Midlife Woman Should Know About Dating

Erica Jagger | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

When my marriage ended, I wondered if I'd be spending all my free, non-kid time with my books and my cat. There have been weekends when I've done just that, but there have also been long stretches when I've dated up a storm.

Why Being 'Respectable' Is Overrated

Joe Seldner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Respectability takes many forms. When you grow up a certain way, it's expected that you'll travel a certain path: serve on boards, go to cocktail parties, attend important conferences, maybe even give a TED talk if you really have made it (after all, what could possibly be more important?) I grew up on that path, but deviated from it, first because of circumstances, then by choice.

Why This 50-Something Man Rarely Dates Women His Age

David Kanegis | Posted 04.18.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I'm not attracted to women my own age! Sound familiar? I've heard this statement from countless male acquaintances & friends in their 50s and 60s. Men -- you're probably nodding your head in agreement. Not all of you -- but quite a few!

3 Quick And Easy Steps For Finding Your Own Mr. Right

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.18.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

I saw the new movie 'Cinderella' with my granddaughter recently. As Ella and Prince Charming fell in love, I thought about all of the women who wonder why they don't have Prince Charming coming to find them. It's simple. Most women aren't treating men like princes.

Why Single Women Over 50 Are Dating In 'A No Man's Land'

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Jackie Pilossoph

If in your 40s, it seems OK to me to date guys in their 30s, 40s or 50s. But 50 is a different story. Guys in their 30s are definitely out, guys in their 40s might work, but they might want women in their 30s or 40s, guys in their 50s want girls in their 30s or 40s, and guys in their 60s just seem too old.

Single Guys Reveal What They REALLY Think About Women Over 50

Treva Brandon | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

I wanted to know how men feel about dating fellow boomers, so I gathered up a few of my middle-aged guy friends, bought them a few beers, and picked their brains about their dating life: the good, bad, and ugly. They were buzzed just enough to let it rip.

Online Dating Advice For Middle-Aged Singles From A Man With Experience

Ken Solin | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomer dating requires a fair amount of courage, and it also takes grit, determination, and stamina. Online dating is a high-wire act. The potential for getting rejected exists no matter how cool or good-looking you are, and there's no net to catch you when you fall.

The 15 Best Places For Meeting Men Over 50

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

The very best place to meet men is at an online dating site. Men are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's like college was. Remember when everyone was single and available back then? Today, everyone's just older. Send interesting men winks or favor them and see what happens!

How To Spring Clean Your Online Dating Profile

Ken Solin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Like your home, your online dating profile could more than likely use a spring cleaning, especially if it has remained the same all winter. The term shopworn also applies to online dating profiles, because they begin to look tattered and picked over if they haven't been changed or updated in a while.

Why It's Natural For Older Guys To Fantasize About Younger Women

High50 | Posted 04.02.2015 | Fifty
High50

Once they are free from their marriages or long-term relationships, the majority of male fantasies revolve around younger women. Even if they've never settled down, when they finally decide to do it, it's usually with someone young enough to produce a family.

Why Physical Attraction Is Just As Important At 50 As It Was At 20

Joe Seldner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I'm on the record as saying that physical attraction remains (almost) as important at 50 or 60 as it was at 20 or 30, and even though some of us will be blessed to have working parts forever, some of us won't.

5 Tips For Jumpstarting Your Dating Life After 50

Lisa Copeland | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Begin by making your own happiness a priority. What does this have to do with dating? When you're happy, you glow. When you glow, men are attracted to you.

10 Reasons Why Women Should Date Men In Their 50s

Jack Anderson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Jack Anderson

Men age like a fine wine. It takes awhile, a long while in fact, for a man to mature. When a woman finally meets a 'real' man, she's very very happy because she has waited so damn long for those sour boy grapes to mature into a luscious, velvety viral gentleman.

How To Decide Whether To Remarry Or Live Together

Ken Solin | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I urge boomers to ignore any pressure to marry again quickly, whether from a partner, friends, or relatives. This is your life and it's entirely your decision. Neither my partner nor I choose to marry, but we both feel living together is a viable option.

Here's How To Find And Keep Mr. Right After 50

Lisa Copeland | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Most women want a man in their life. After all, don't you? That's why you're reading this, isn't it And you've probably gone online or out into the real world to find him. But you haven't for many reasons.

What Sent This 52-Year-Old's Libido Through The Roof

Jodi Brown | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Jodi Brown

As a menopausal woman, I have a ton of shit going on in my body. What I have been told over and over and over again is that as I age I can anticipate my sex life basically swirling down the toilet along with last night's cost-prohibitive organic, vegan-friendly, heart-healthy supper. I'm not buying it.

The 4 Words That Are Keeping You From Finding Love

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

How many hours have you spent looking at men online thinking the following thought? This man looks nice but ... he's not my type!

9 Warning Signs Worth Heeding When Online Dating

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Recently, I started working with a private client who was emotionally involved with a scammer. She was in love with him and it's no wonder why. He was attentive, offered up beautiful poetry and had found a way to identify with her deepest pain.

How I Used A Spreadsheet To Fix My Love Life

High50 | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
High50

First impressions are everything on dating profiles; a good photo makes for a more popular profile. If you had to make a major repair to your car, you wouldn't leave it up to an amateur. You hire a pro. So for my photos, that's what I did.

The 15 Do's And Don'ts For Posting Online Dating Photos

Lisa Copeland | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is so true, especially when it comes to online dating. Your picture is the first thing a man sees so it had better be good if you want him to notice you.

An Experienced Dater Wonders Why Men Are Still Expected To Pick Up Checks

Joe Seldner | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Despite the enormous and admirable strides women have made in recent decades, there seems to be one physical limitation many women still have: Reaching for their wallets on dates.

5 Words That Can Destroy A Date For Mature Couples In Minutes

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

Dating isn't easy, especially when you're middle-aged or older and haven't dated in, er, decades. But that isn't stopping anyone. According to a study...

4 Ways Online Dating Isn't So Scary

Damona Hoffman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Damona Hoffman

Technological and cultural shifts have made online dating mainstream and have shed light on the frightening factors of dating the old-fashioned way. Still skeptical? Here are four reasons why online dating is less scary than meeting "in real life" and dating the traditional way.