“Years ago when people got to their fifties they'd start thinking it was pipe and slippers time," says Paula Hall from relationship counsellors Relate.
"But increasing longevity means people have more time up their sleeves now, and they're thinking more about what they really want to do with that time."notes that “over-50 is one of the biggest areas of divorce now,'' presumably as people realise ''they still have a lot of life, a long life to live.' Unlike previous generations who ''did not have options,'' today's older dating population seem to have nothing but opportunity.
Lisa says ''now that online dating is so accepted, it is the standard way to really meet people.
You may even feel like the effort isn't worth it anymore leading you to give up on your dreams of finding a man to love who loves you.
Self-doubt and nerves are a more significant factor than they were in her youth.
Anticipate this by putting her at ease as much as possible.
If you like the idea of finding men in real life versus online, you'll want to be in social situations where men 50 years and older congregate and you'll need to know how to get them to approach you when you're interested in them.
Here's a great tip...you see a man across the room who looks interesting, make eye contact and smile at him.