5 Tips for Dating Past 50
Are you divorced or single and have no idea where to meet guys? Read this post for tips from real women who were in the same boat!
"bethenny" viewer Anna isn’t even sure how to date. She feels like she’s “back here again at 50,” and that going online is “a bit of a joke.” No one who is over 50 and dating wants to feel like she's 23 again, waiting for the phone to ring -- or worse, waiting for a text!
Anna has faith that the right man will eventually come along, so she’ll just keep going on dates as she can find them, which, she admits, is sometimes difficult.
Her girlfriend Carol isn’t as positive. She’s feeling like there aren't any men out there because all the men in their age range are looking for women in their twenties. Carol and Anna got some help from Suzanne and Cindy, two other women in the audience on Friday’s show, and we collected their tips to help you get back into the dating pool!
Date Yourself First!
The girls on the couch all said you have to love yourself before you can even think about putting yourself out there. Don’t jump into another relationship, Suzanne recommends. Anna agreed, saying she had to pick herself back up and re-invent herself for her kids and for herself before she could find a healthy relationship.
Get the word out — don’t be embarrassed! Someone might know someone. Talk to everyone. Suzanne even advises talking to someone on line at the supermarket, at a coffee shop, or even on the street could change the way you feel about yourself or lead to an introduction.
Besides being a great place to get a self-esteem boost, the supermarket is where lots of women meet men. Bethenny said she always hears her girlfriends talking about meeting men here because if they're alone, they have to feed themselves.
Go on Dates You Might Not Like!
The girls admitted that blind dates may not always be a great thing — "sometimes you wish you were blind" — but you might make a connection that will lead you to someone who would be even better for a long-term relationship.
Date Outside the Box!
Suzanne's husband is younger, so she says that it's important to relax your restrictions a bit. The man you think is — or isn't — going to work for you may not work at all, so be open!
And remember, as the girls said, divorce is the road to a new beginning. Don't be ashamed of it; get out there and own it! Share your tips with us.