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How to Date in Your 50s

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by Jessica Sullivan

How to Date in Your 50s

So here you are. Maybe you never thought you’d be here. Maybe you still don’t believe all the stuff that has happened to you to get you where you are today. But here you are in your 50s and thinking about dating again. Oh my goodness!

You might be feeling rusty, anxious, scared, and off-balance. That is to be expected. It’s been a long time since you’ve been at the top of your dating game. Well, what are you waiting for, let’s get started.

Where to Begin?

How do you put yourself out there after all this time? Where do you get the confidence that you need to proceed? I’m here to tell you that it’s in there; you truly have all you need to succeed in this new dating scene. Yes, you do.

Let’s begin with your attitude. How do you present yourself to the world now? Do you have a positive attitude? Are you bright, curious, and engaging? Think of someone whom you admire, someone you like to be around. What are the qualities that attract you to them? Which of those qualities can you exhibit? Which of those qualities can you enhance in your own style?

I’m not saying to change who you are; I’m advocating that you be the best you that you can be; the most attractive you. It makes a big difference in how you view yourself and how others view you.


Imagine walking into a room and having all the heads turn. I’m not talking about wearing an ultra-tight mini-dress; I’m talking about your inner radiance shining brightly, so brightly that others notice you. So what will it take? Begin to feel good about yourself. Make a list of your positive qualities and your unique attributes. What do your friends say about you? Now that you’ve got it going again, step back and take it all in. Quite impressive, yes? And you are quite a package. You’ve gotten to where you are now by doing all the things that you have done. So build upon this solid foundation with confidence to become a newly empowered and newly awakened you.

While you’re at it, why not update your look? Go on and whiten your teeth and try a new do. Here is something else that you can begin to do slowly and painlessly. Simply greet everyone you encounter with a friendly smile. Get in the habit of greeting everyone, all the time. It’s very simple. When you are friendly you will meet more people and live a happier life at the same time.

Now let’s update the way you come across to people. Do you have interesting stories and lively conversation? Are you generally positive and upbeat and talk about what’s going right in the world? If so, that’s great. If not, it’s time to bring out the gratitude and give thanks for all of the wonderful things that are already in your life.

So now we’ve looked at how you look and how you sound, let’s move on to how you inspire people. How do people react when you speak? Do you influence people around you to take action that you request? Are you charming? Do people willingly do you favors? Then, you are able to influence people.

Things are Looking Up

Sure, we all hear the numbers that it’s 7 women to 1 man! Just forget about that statistic and go out there and have a good time. Put all of your past relationship issues and all of your relationship problems behind you. If you are broken up about breaking up, then go get some help. It’s a new day.

Go out there and do things. Try something new, even if you don’t want to. Meeting new people and doing new activities is the path to dating in your 50s. Today is indeed a new day. What are you going to do with it? This day can be a new beginning for you; the one that you have been waiting for.

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