I’d say the best way to prepare yourself for dating at this age is to take the time to get to know yourself and what you are looking for.
I definitely knew what I didn’t want and that helped me to know what I DO want in a relationship.
As we get older, the traditional ways of meeting a mate get harder and harder to find.
Meeting in college, at work, through friends, or at church have been the normal ways of meeting people, but as we get older, those methods are less and less effective, so that’s why online dating has become so prevalent.
Getting it right the first time was not the way life happened for me and I imagine for many of you as well.
I didn’t get the results of what I expected to get earlier in my life and life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope, dream, and plan.
Dating in my 50’s is a whole different story than when I was younger in my 20’s and dating, as I’m sure my other single 50’s friends will agree.
It’s a whole new ball game, some good and some not so great.
Online dating is for all ages now, younger to older and there are plenty of single folks out there at this age too. Given all that I’ve been through in life, I’m much more careful with how I approach dating now and as I’ve dated the last 3 years, I looked at all my dates as getting out there and being social and didn’t necessarily think they would all turn into something serious.
You have to have an open heart and mind when dating at this age.