For forty plus daters who are looking for love and romance online we have some advice on how to flirt like the best of them when you are online or on a senior date
Technological advances have provided new and exciting ways for senior people to meet others for dating, and this is true for the forty plus singles who are taking advantage of mature dates online like never before.
The modern smart phone provides the perfect platform for staying in touch online and improving your flirting skills in a comfortable environment. With some studies suggesting that 50% of all relationships could begin online over the next 20 years, this is one dating arena that is sure to grow.
If you have previous marriages and children don’t shy away from the fact and know that if you have found love before, regardless of how or why it ended, it can happen again when you are forty plus.
Alternatively if you have never had a serious relationship don’t be scared to look for love when you are in your forties and fifties, it’s never too late to find someone to share your life with.
If you have been hurt in the past, try not to let this affect your future senior dating life. Remember what’s gone is gone and love is much more likely to be in the air if you grab life with both hands in a positive manner and move on with a confidence that anyone would find attractive and enriching.
Thinking of topics to talk about on a first date is a challenge as it is basically small talk between two strangers and you need to take nerves into account too. Pick five things you think will make for good conversation and throw them into the mix if you feel the date becoming strained.
Striking a balance between being yourself and being on your best behaviour is desirable mix on a first date. Everyone needs to be natural and be themselves but you need to remember that this is the first time you are meeting this forty plus date so remember to be polite and respectful, however it is OK to let some of your quirkier side out.
The world truly is your oyster when getting back into the mature dating game. A positive happy attitude to life can make all the difference. If you focus on the exciting opportunity to meet new people, learn new things and maybe meet the person of your dreams, you’ll soon realise the aspects of mature dating that might make you nervous should actually be part of what encourages you to make the effort to find the love of your life!
Sarah Hussey xx