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How to Find a Partner in your 50s

 
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: March 27, 2017
How to Find a Partner in your 50s

There may be numerous reasons for which you may be on the lookout for a partner in your 50s. It may be the death or divorce of your spouse, or you were just too busy pursuing your career that you never found that special someone. Whatever your reason is, dating in the 50s is still much like dating in your 20s. Even now, communication is the key to building a relationship, and you have to connect with the person in all aspects, including emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. The age-old advice still remains the same, that you should be yourself while getting in touch with a prospective partner. Read this oneHOWTO article to get some tips on how to find a partner in your 50s.

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Focus on your strengths and weaknesses

While you are out there to find a partner for yourself, it’s time to identify what is brag worthy about you. Make a list of the things that you think are good about you, which can be anything from your cooking skills to your sense of humor. Next, identify your weakness and negative points, and start working on them, such as your weight, your tummy tires or your bad fashion sense. Working towards a determined goal will naturally make wonders to improve your attitude.

Spread the word

Finding a partner in your 50s may not be that easy. You may not be that social as you were in your 20s and 30s. Most of the people in your friend circle must be married by now, and you seldom have chances to run into a potential candidate. So, the best thing you can do is to let others know that you are on the lookout for a suitable partner. Believe it or not, everyone loves to make matches and they will quickly contact you whenever they come across a person who can turn out to be your suitor.

Look at the right places

Some places that attract a lot of men and women in their middle age include dog parks, wine tasting ceremonies, public transportation, local grocery stores, hair salons, upscale casinos, sporting events, etc.

There are special singles resorts and cruises designed to attract single men and women only. Surprisingly, these are filled not only by youngsters, but people in their 50s as well. There are special workshops and volunteer groups dedicated to letting people meet and mingle. If you want, you can take a friend with you who can give you moral support and also help you in selecting the perfect partner for you.

How to Find a Partner in your 50s - Look at the right places

Try to listen more

Most people are nervous while making a first impression in front of a prospective partner. This is why they tend to talk a lot, and brag about their past, their qualities and their achievements. Some people even make a negative impression by talking about their ex, and explaining how shocked they still are because of their last heart break, especially with all of the emotional baggage a person in their 50s will carry with them. Instead of doing this, take a look at our article on 5 important questions you should never ask on a first date.

Be calm and try to listen to what the other person wants to say. A good listener is able to attract more people than those who keep boasting about themselves only. You should also take a look at how not to be nervous on a first date, so you can be yourself instead of a bunch of nerves. We know it's hard to get out there again, but remember, the other person can be equally as nervous as you are.

Try out apps

The easiest way to find available people your age is to use online dating services or apps. Even using Tinder, you can filter through results depending on your age preference. You'll find potential partners in your area though, if you want to down it to people who have similar tastes or preferences as you do, you may have to search for other payment apps that can search for a suitable partner though, who knows, opposites do attract each other sometimes, don't they?

Dress yourself appropriately

Most people in their 50s are conscious about what they should wear and what they should avoid. They don’t want to look like teenagers, but they should not dress like oldies either.

The idea is to be comfortable in anything that you wear, but that should not be your tracksuit pants or crop top. By comfortable, we mean that you should feel good when you look into the mirror, and should give you a lift in style. If you are not sure what to wear, go on a shopping spree with a friend of your age. Choose a friend who always seems polished and whose dressing sense you really like. The key is to adapt to the current fashion style without looking foolish.

Set your mind on what you're looking for

Have you thought about what you want out of finding a partner? Do you want to re-marry and start a new life together by building a new household, are you looking for someone to have new adventures with or are you just looking for someone to get old with and with whom share your experiences with?

It is very important to know exactly what you want out of a partner in your 50s, as you may not want the same you did when you were dating in your 20s. Make sure you are clear on this to find the right person who will meet your expectations and have the qualities you're looking for to fulfill your requirements.

How to Find a Partner in your 50s - Set your mind on what you're looking for

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