7 Ways to Survive Dating Over 50

Karen Batchelor says that dating over 50 “is just insane!”

Quoting Allison at Women Bloom,

 “dating at 50+ is like a ‘roller coaster’: 

I’ve been known to think finding the right guy at this time in life, online or otherwise, was akin to pigs flying, or a snowball coolly sipping an iced latte in hell.  Just listen to me rant about my recent adventures on Match.com and you’ll see why I might be excused for thinking that. 

But, hope springs eternal.  I have a dear guy friend who recently reconnected with a college love interest. It was not to be in their younger days, but they have blasted aside all logistical complications and emotional fears in their late 40s.  She has moved from her longtime home to live with him clear across the country.  Because they are soul mates.  I LOVE that!  Maybe it COULD happen to ME!”  

Maybe it could.

Dee Frazier in Gen Plus advises the “just a date” mindset rather than forever.

“The grown-up dating game has never been more interesting and challenging. There are more players than ever before. Why? Because of higher divorce rates, longer life spans, and a greater tendency to never marry. This contributes to more single Americans than at any other time in our country’s history.

The U.S. Census Bureau tells us that of the 97 million Americans who are 45 or older, almost 40 percent ­36.2 million­ are available singles. There is no shame in being single.”

So, after three not so great online dating experiences, Karen came up with a list of survival tips for getting in the game. Number 1 is Get Informed. She references Alisa Miller’s Nerds Do It Better which is full of dating tips and resources.

Read Karen’s 6 other tips at:

http://www.blogher.com/7-ways-survive-dating-over-50

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