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Dating After 50

Dating Someone New? 10 Tips To Survive His (Or Her) Family Over The Holidays

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 12.20.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Three weeks before Christmas, I met my new boyfriend's family in Sonoma. At the time, I was 61 and he was 66 years old. As we approached the café, I saw his sister. She sat rigid on a stool, arms and legs crossed, scrutinizing me.

The Rudest Thing You Can Do On A First Date

Ken Solin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Two women friends from neighboring communities shared the same weird dating story with me last week. Both were about coffee dates that quickly dropped into the disaster category.

Why You May Just Have To 'Settle' When Seeking A Relationship After 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you are over 50, especially well over 50, time is perhaps your most precious asset. No one wants to squander it. It makes us older folks nervous to think about spending six months, a year, five years, in a relationship only to have it not work. What the hell do we do then?

I'm Stuck: Plateaus in Online Dating

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

Love coaches and spiritual teachers alike advocate for completing the past. Forgiveness, as in letting go of our deeply held feelings rather than the ...

3 Oversights That Are Killing Your Dating Life

Lisa Copeland | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Here are three oversights that are killing your dating life, especially if you are 50 or older, and what you can do to bring it back from the dead.

5 Reasons To Talk About Sex In Your Online Dating Profile

Erica Jagger | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

So you're a single midlife woman and you care about sex? Then say so in your online dating profile. And no, I'm not just talking about women who are looking for casual fun, although that's a perfectly acceptable choice. I'm talking about any sexually charged woman who believes that good sex is a vital component of a romantic relationship and doesn't want to settle for anything less.

What I Finally Figured Out After 10 Years Of Dating

Ken Solin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Am I going to date forever? This is a question that date-fatigued boomer women frequently ask, sometimes right before deciding to quit dating. Although taking a break is a quick fix for date fatigue, the magnitude of boomer dating burnout warrants a discussion deeper than weariness.

The One Thing You Apparently Can't Be After Age 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.20.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

We're supposed to admire couples that have been together, for many years. But why? Simply for spending many, many years together? If they're happy, I'm glad for them. But why is a long relationship automatically worthy of admiration?

What I Learned After 1,000 Dates With 300 Different Women

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Dating should be fun, even if a little exhausting at times. Dating over the age of 50 isn't always pretty. You know yourself better than you did at 30, have less patience for the endless BS, and it is endless, and it's difficult to find someone with whom you want to spend however much time you have left.

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

The 9 Essential Rules For Writing Your Online Dating Profile

Lisa Copeland | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

If you met an attractive man at a party, you would be showing him your best side and flirting up a storm. Your online dating profile is no different. It's the first introduction a man has to you. You are literally marketing yourself to the male population online. For some women that sounds horrid but in real life we do it all the time.

5 Reasons Being An Alpha Female Doesn't Work In Over 50's Dating

Lisa Copeland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Growing up as a product of the '60s and women's lib, which by the way did awesome things when it came to opening doors to previously unattainable careers for women, I learned to follow a philosophy of never needing a man except to make a baby. So like many women of our generation, I became a powerhouse who stepped on men regardless of their feelings.

How To Supercharge Your Dating Life

David Kanegis | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Whether it's an introduction from a friend, a dating website or a happenstance meeting in a coffee shop... the more you know about yourself the better your chances of finding a great match.

The 4 Ways Men And Women Connect In Middle Age

Lisa Copeland | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

If your objective is to have a romantic long-term relationship after age 50, you'll need to know exactly how to connect with the opposite sex on multiple levels so it has the potential to go somewhere.

Holding My Own in the Friend Zone

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 10.10.2014 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

And then I got her text. As it turned out, I'm great. There was no physical attraction. She felt badly that things turned out this way, but I had grown to mean a lot to her and she hoped we could continue to hang out. It was up to me to decide.

Is He Into You? 5 Ways To Know For Sure

Lisa Copeland | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Do you ever wonder whether or not a man you're dating is really into you? It seems like this should be obvious but sometimes it isn't. The lines can feel blurry, especially when you really like a man who seems perfect for you.

Chapter 4: Being Single Post 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

One mistake women make is going out to "LOOK FOR A MAN." You are doomed as soon as you do that and will always be disappointed. Go out to enjoy yourself and your friends and you will give off a different vibe.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

What I Learned About Love Watching My Mother Go On Her First Date In 51 Years

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Melissa Chapman

I don't think any marriage or relationship is perfect. I think I learned this watching my parents alternate between arguing with great passion and heat -- and in the very same breath bearing witness to that same intensity spill over into their love for one another.

10 Behaviors That Will Lead You To Mr. Right

Lisa Copeland | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

For most women, finding the right guy after 50 can be frustrating and tiresome. As a Dating Coach, I've found the women who get out there and have fun dating have these 10 behaviors in common that I want to share with you today.

Love Is a Choice Not a Feeling: Reflecting on My Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 07.15.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I've had a hard time getting around the idea that my marriage and the love that we established actually failed at some point. Even with the best of intentions and with two smart and well-educated people, we somehow managed to mess it up. At least that's how I used to think about it.

The 7 Dating Deal Breakers You Should Never Ignore

Lisa Copeland | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

What exactly is a dating deal breaker? These are the qualities a date either has or comes with that you can't tolerate in your life. Or conversely, they are qualities a person must have in order to date you, such as the same religion or culture.

Browsable Women: The Three Hells of Online Dating

John McElhenney | Posted 06.19.2014 | Style
John McElhenney

Let's talk about online dating and visual marketing. There are three forms of browsable women. (Substitute "men" if you like.)

Why I Panicked When She Said 'You're My Guy'

Ken Solin | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I've waited a long time for the right woman to tell me I'm special to her, and at a dinner celebrating our first year together a while ago, Sarah looked into my eyes and said, 'You're my guy.' But rather than soak up what should have been a joyful moment, I sat stunned and speechless.

5 Hazardous Dating Trends That Keep Women Alone

Lisa Copeland | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

One of the scariest things about dating, especially after 50, is having to worry about how members of the opposite sex will perceive you, especially when you're comparing yourself to the person you were when you were 20.