Dating can be challenging at any age, but getting back into the scene after years of being married can be especially daunting.
If you’re a woman over 40, say “yes” to dating. Whether you’re looking for a long-term relationship or a short-term partnership, you can find your perfect match if you commit to it.
Are you ready to put yourself out there and meet someone new? With the following tips, you’ll feel confident and ready to tackle today’s fast-paced dating world:
Boost Your Confidence
Confidence comes from within, and when you genuinely feel good about yourself and the life you’re living, it will shine through and then some for others to see. Conversely, if you lack confidence, there are several ways you can boost it.
For example, working out will boost your endorphins and have a positive impact on your physical health and mental well-being. In that vein, find an activity you enjoy and ask a friend to join you for some much-needed girl time.
A mini-makeover is a good way to pamper yourself, and you’ll no doubt feel confident when you update your look. Moreover, shopping for new clothes, having your hair done and investing in cosmetics like mascara and lipstick will make you feel excited about meeting someone new.
Dress to Impress
After planning a date, it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous. Plus, one of the hardest decisions is knowing what to wear! Your first date outfit should be something you feel comfortable in while showing off your best self.
Additionally, you should dress appropriately for the venue, weather and time of day. For example, a dinner date at a fancy restaurant could mean breaking out your little black dress. Conversely, wearing sneakers and athleticwear makes sense for a rock-climbing date, while jeans and a pretty shirt would work for an afternoon movie date.
Of course, lingerie can make you feel good at any age, and wearing garters on a date will make you feel sexy and give your outfit a touch of sensuality.
Know What You Want
If you’re age 40 or older, you are more likely to know what you want. This can make dating easier, as long as you are true to yourself. Plus, life experience tends to show you what you will and won’t compromise on in your relationships. Take the time to write down a list of traits you’re seeking in a partner to give you clarity before you start dating. For example, you may want someone who has a shared sense of humor, an adventurous personality or compassion for children.
It can be tempting to tell a few white lies on your dating profile, but the right person will accept you for who you are. If you’re serious about finding a long-term partner, always be honest. This doesn’t mean you have to reveal every personal detail about yourself on the first date, but you can tell him or her what you want and are interested in.
For example, if you’re an indoors person with a fear of heights, don’t try to impress your date by declaring your love of camping on top of mountains. If you can’t ride a bike, don’t say you’re a cycling enthusiast.
When you’re age 40 and older, you have the insight and experience to know who you are, and that’s something you should be proud of.
Get Ready to Date!
Dating over 40 can be fun and fulfilling. If you’re ready to get started, it’s time to boost your confidence. Consider working out, having a mini makeover, or buying new clothes to make you feel good about yourself.
When it’s time for your first date, wear lingerie to give your look a sensual feel, and just be yourself. You know what you want, so what are you waiting for?