Lets face it, meeting single men can be hard especially if you are in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. You are not meeting men in bars, at the gym or at work anymore. And your circle of friends is the same as it has been for years, or post-divorce and you are now creating new friendships. But this phase doesn’t have to be complicated, women over 40 are more likely to be established, have homes and secure jobs and know what they want.
If you’ve been avoiding going online because you’re thinking that it’s only for 20 something year olds – think again! Online dating websites show that their fastest growing segments are people over 50. There are literally millions of people over 50 online looking to meet new people. Online dating is the new hotspot for women over 40, and just like me you can meet your dream man online.
Here are 5 tips to consider for Dating After 40
#1 Be the boss
Be in control of your experience. Online dating is a completely new way of meeting people and allows you to open yourself up to thousands of possibilities. Set some guidelines for yourself on how you want to integrate online dating into your life – it can become addictive. Have fun and be open to new things, and enjoy the experience like the grown up woman you are. The most important thing is to have a good sense of who you are, what you want and who you will be out there.
#2 Stand out
If you are dating after 40, you need to stand up and stand out and put yourself out there. There is plenty of competition out there so make sure your pictures are great and you are ahead of your game. Your profile should contain info that shows who you are. Don’t be afraid to flirt a little and have some fun, a simple hi does not cut it anymore.
#3 Be honest
One of the top online dating complaints is that women post pictures that are…out of date. Post a lovely yet current picture and be clear about what you are looking for. Whether you want a dinner partner or a husband, put it out there so you don’t attract a man who is just looking to have fun.
#4 Consider a makeover
Having a make over is not just about looking good for a man, its about feeling good for yourself. When was the last time you changed the way you do your make up or wear your hair? A woman who takes good care of herself and looks healthy is a man magnet. Be sure to check out catalogues or browse online, to find out what’s hot and what’s not.
#5 Check your baggage
The woman you are today is nowhere near the girl you were back then. So don’t drag your nasty divorce or money troubles and bad decisions into the beginning of a getting to know someone conversation.
Get prepared and then get out there and have some fun!