Dating Rules Every Single Man Over 50 Needs to Follow

Dating in your 50s is very different to earlier. You’ll know more about what you want in life and the type of person you want to share that life with. Make sure you find the perfect partner for you by following these dating rules all single men in their 50s and older should follow.

Give Online Dating a Chance

The dating world has changed considerably over the years. Online dating is no longer a taboo, but an excellent way to find your soulmate. Just because you’re over 50 doesn’t mean you have to do things the traditional way. Opt for online dating, but do it wisely.

Think about where your perfect partner is likely to be. If you’re looking for someone around your own age, look for dating apps for the over 50s. Want someone younger? Be aware that younger women are likely looking for people their own age.

Don’t lie when on dating sites. Avoid hiding your age. Show off your best profile picture and sell yourself through your bio. There is someone out there for you.

Honesty Is Still Important

Women still want honest. And that isn’t just about your online dating profile. You need to be honest throughout the day. This includes if it’s not quite as good as you’d hoped. If you’re both honest about a bad date, you can move on or take steps to salvage it.

Don’t lie about the ex-wives. That doesn’t mean you have to tell your date everything, but don’t try to avoid sharing the truth about your past. She will find out on subsequent dates and she isn’t going to like the fact you lied!

Follow Up Within 24 Hours

If you had a great date, don’t be afraid to follow up. Some studies show that 68% of men prefer to hold off, but women want to know how it went. She’ll know you’re interested if you call up within 24 hours and ask for a second date. If you hold off, she could question your interest and motives.

That doesn’t mean you have to follow up right away. Of course, if you enjoyed talking and switched numbers, don’t be afraid to carry on that conversation. One of the cheekiest ways to guarantee a follow up is to let your date you got home okay after you dropped her off.

Stop Making Excuses

You will find all the excuses in the book not to get out there in the dating world. If you continue to make excuses, you’ll just miss out on the women who could have been the perfect partner.

This doesn’t mean you should jump right in if your heart isn’t in it. You need to know that this is the right time for you. If you’re still pining for your ex-wife or you’re a widower and just not ready, then take your time and jump in when you really feel ready for it.

Know What You Want

Life is short. When it comes to your 50s, you need to know what you want from a date. This is your chance to be a little picky; but not too picky so you can’t find Mrs. Right.

Make a list of things that you really want from a date. It could be a stable job, already having children (or having none), liking adventure, a certain age, and more. Once you have that list, you can have a list of compromises you’re willing to make. You’ve then got your ideal woman and the realistic women who you’re likely to find.