Relationships

Tips for dating later in life

A study has found that dating gets more fun as you get older and has revealed the top 20 tips for dating in later life...
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A study has found that dating gets more fun as you get older. The research, which was carried out by Saga, surveyed 1000 over-50s and 1000 under-50s to compare the dating scenes at both stages of life.

Unsurprisingly, older singletons are more relaxed and comfortable in their own skin than teenagers, and those in their 20s and 30s feel under immense pressure from what they see on social media.

The older daters reported that they found dating much more “awkward” in their younger years, and hadn’t been sure what they were looking for – but now they know what sort of person they want to spend the rest of their life with.

A quarter of over 50s consider themselves “more romantic” now, and 23 per cent want to find “The One” whilst a cheeky one in 10 are just looking to boost their sex lives.

If you’re an older dater, here are the study authors’ top tips on how to enjoy dating:

Via Closer

Always be yourself

Have fun

Don’t lie about your age

Don’t hide your past – everyone has one

Be prepared to accept someone who may have some baggage

Don’t act too needy or desperate for a new partner

Don’t play games

Don’t keep comparing a potential partner with an ex

Always use a recent picture when online dating

Don’t be afraid to say yes to a date – even if you don’t think it will turn into anything. You may still have a good time and meet a new friend

Don’t look for someone who is exactly like your previous partner

Step out of your comfort zone a little and date people you may not have considered in the past

Be willing to embrace new things such as online dating

Skype or Facetime before meeting for the first time

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