The Benefits of Dating Over 50
When you hit the age of 50 and you find yourself single, many people think that finding someone who is worthwhile is almost hopeless. According to Match.com and the Census Bureau, 29% of people 45-59 are single. Boomers might view dating as stressful because it can be difficult to get back into the swing of things, but there are a lot of benefits to delving back in the dating scene after the age of 50.
Both Parties Will Be Sure of What They Want
The great part about dating after 50 is that both parties have a substantial grasp on what they are looking for in a partner and what they are seeking in life. Past relationships and marriages create a blueprint of the ideal partner and there is a better chance of the relationship working out.
Communication Skills are Solid
Poor communication has been listed as the number 1 problem that ends a relationship. Thankfully, mature adults have been through that road and can communicate with their partners better than they could have in their younger years. Therefore, there will be less confusion and mind games involved.
Self Confidence is at An All Time High
Learning to love yourself is a full time job, but by 50 that job isn’t so difficult. After going through ups and downs and rediscovering yourself through life experiences, one can grow very accustomed to themselves. Self-confidence is the number one attractive quality to a person, which would make someone in their 50’s at their peak attractiveness.
Sex Over 50 is the Best
While the myth is at that after 50 sexual desire has declined, it is actually quite the opposite. When the house is finally empty from kids and life isn’t as busy, the sexual possibilities are endless. Match.com states that 82% of older women say that sexually they feel as confident as ever during their later years. Men feel more inclined to enjoy the sex when they are older, rather than be insecure about their performance, therefore making sex more enjoyable for both parties.
Revisiting Old Flames Can Be Invigorating
Someone who wasn’t up to par at 20, may have very well changed into the person of your dreams by 50. Revisiting old flames can awaken old feelings inside of you, which can be both be exciting and scary. There was a reason that there was a connection in the first place, so after years of maturing and growing, this may very well be the person that you are supposed to spend the rest of your life with. Also, with social networking at its peak, it is much easier to find out what an ex partner is up to.
Dates After 50 Can Be Spontaneous
Dates in your 20’s and 30’s are usually your standard dinner and a movie every weekend. Dates after your 50’s can consist of romantic boat rides, romantic tropical trips and events that seemed unattainable in your younger years. This cannot only ignite bigger flames in relationships, but can create unbelievable memories that would not have been possible during more hectic times in your life.
Dating Is A Lot Less Cutthroat
After 50, dating can be a lot more pleasant, because people won’t be as harsh. Phone calls and messages are less likely to be ignored and the value of honesty has been discovered. Being nice isn’t such a stigma, since pride isn’t in the way like it was during your 20’s and 30’s. People in their 50’s still hold golden values that will prove chivalry isn’t dead.