Senior Dating Hints and Tips

You've placed your personals advert, they like your picture, you've looked at their personals advert and you like their picture. Oh wow. What next?

Most people deny that they need a dating tip or two. And then they search for dating tips and wonder how they managed without them. Of course no-one is about to say "I read the dating tips on" when they meet their date.

Senior Dating

The people who seem to ask for the most tips are Seniors. Seniors left the dating scene a few years back. Senior dating is seen as a challenge because our senior friends often forgot how to be romantic in their earlier partnerships. If they lost a partner to divorce or separation the loss of the romance is so often the cause. And you know what? There isn't much difference between guys and girls here!

Seniors need to:

  • Hint one: Remember that life is fun.
  • Hint two: Stop comparisons with their prior partner.
  • Hint three: Let go and start to live again
  • Hint four: Make the date fun for your new dating partner.
  • Hint five: Remember that senior years do not give anyone the right to be boring.
  • Hint six: Flatter your date with true sincerity.
  • Hint one: Be honest. Above all be honest.
  • Hint seven: Remember that it is possible to kiss on the first date.
  • Hint eight: Attend to those stray hairs. Over 50s get nasal and ear hair. And eyebrows get bushy. So trim it. Your date does not want to see it.
  • Hint nine: Wear the right clothes for the date. A suit may have been great for work, but it may be 100% wrong for the soft lit restaurant you have in mind together.
  • Hint ten: Don't power dress. Dress to show who you are. Dating is finding common ground.
  • Hint eleven: SMS (text message) your date afterwards: "I had a lovely time. May we do it again?" Do it about 5 minutes after you part. Do not forget.
  • Hint twelve: If you were treated, write a very short "Bread and Butter" thank you note. "It was a lovely evening. You made me feel wonderful. Thank you for dinner; may I buy it next time?"

And always ask your date about themselves. And listen. This is not about waiting your turn to speak. Dating is getting to know them, and allowing them to get to know you. Later it is about finding love. But love and dating are separate things, certainly at first. So take it slow and steady. Watch out for smiles. And, while you may find them hugely attractive, do not pressure them into coming back "for a nightcap" unless it's obvious you both want to.