Forty plus dating can be tricky and can cause stress. What to wear? Where to meet? Dating conversations and when to call again if it all works out. This makes it hard to focus on the actual date.
First impressions are always important when you are forty plus dating, however that doesntarget=”_blank” rel=”noopener”‘t mean that you should pretend to be someone you are not. The idea is to be the best you that you can be, so arriving at your date in dirty clothes and looking untidy and a lack of grooming would show that you are not serious about the date and that you do not take pride in your appearance. Having a shower, a shave and wearing something suitable, making sure you smell nice and that your hair and nails are clean and look well cared for, will help you impress your forty plus date and get your date off to a good start. Arriving on time is also important.
Make date plans for somewhere you’ll both feel comfortable and will not add more stress to the forty plus date.
Confidence is attractive and being positive and enthusiastic will make you stand out is a good way. Pick conversation subjects that you’re enthusiastic about, such as travel or a hobby that you are passionate about .If you are comfortable in your own skin and happy being you, it will be appealing and attractive.
On your forty plus date, don’t do all the talking as this is an opportunity to learn about your date not take over a conversation with your own views.
Listening is just as important, as it shows that you are interested in what your date has to say. Keep the conversation fun and lighthearted in the early stages of dating, have some fun. Avoid the ‘ex’ bashing conversation, and for goodness sake turn off your phone
There’s nothing more annoying than phones ringing whilst trying to spend quality time out with friends, and it’s just as irritating on a date.
It makes sense to share the bill. Ideally is will be an expected process, unless of course you have been necking loads of expensive drinks while your date has nursed a coffee. Then it makes sense that you each pay for what you have individually consumed.
If you don’t want a second date, don’t say you do. If you do want to see each other again then it is a good idea to agree to meet again. Get feedback from a trusted friend as to how you feel the date went. Everyone has different opinions, but it can help to give you some useful feedback and give you more confidence in how to get more from forty plus dating online.