Hitting the dating scene in your fifth decade can feel so… After all, there are likely to be children in the picture, and behind every potential partner is a sheer lifetime of romantic experience (and a much, much longer trail of exes). In fact, if you’re dating as a forty-something, you’re guaranteed to be wiser, better at dating, better at knowing what you want, and a lot less impulsive and sensitive to rejection.
That said, if you’re recently single for the first time in a long time, you may not know where to begin.
Phillip Zimbardo, Director of The Shyness Institute at Stanford University.
“That’s millions of guys who seldom meet women because they are too shy.
“He’s probably not looking for another dependent.” Seriously.
“David Ian Perrett, an expert in the science of human attraction, found that men consistently rate photos of women taken by a man as more attractive than photos taken by a woman,” says Scott Valdez, founder of Save it for later dates.
“Think about it, you’ve gotten where you are in life by taking action, not waiting for the fates to drop the things you want on your doorstep.” Generally, it’s a good idea to project that you’re self-sufficient when dating older men.