Dating over 50
Dating after your fifties may be uncommon, but is certainly not unheard of. They say love keeps the heart young, and there's probably no better way to experience it than to give love a second chance.
Dating over 60
If you're in your sixties, or beyond, chances are that life's been extremely generous to you - you've probably had a successful marriage, a partner whom you've loved and cherished until the very end and a happy house at every Christmas, bustling with the sound of the laughter of all your loved ones. Or maybe, life's thrown you a few oddballs that resulted in a marriage that didn't last long, or the pain of not really having your children around, now that they have their own family.
In any case, whether you're surrounded by friends or family, or a reliving by yourself, sooner or later, you wish you had someone to share a laugh with. Someone to hold your shaking hands while you waited at the doctor's. Companionship and love are human needs, and you deserve them as much as anyone else, no matter what your age is.
At Perfect Partner, we bring you the chance to meet and talk to many others like you, seniors who are looking for someone special - a companion to spend their time with. Maybe you've heard your kids (or even grandkids) talk about dating apps and online dating. But did you know there were sites exclusively for seniors like you to date online too?
Why Senior Dating?
In your fifties, or beyond, you start to feel the need to have someone by your side. Not just romantically, but also someone who you can share your life with. Dating within your circle of friends might get awkward, since it involves people you know. Unlike your thirties, or even forties, asking friends or family to play cupid isn't something a lot of seniors feel comfortable with, too.
Enter online dating for seniors - it's easy, fast and 100% confidential and secure. If you're on Facebook and email, signing up on an online dating platforms for seniors is no big deal. It saves you a lot of awkward questions, connects you to thousands of individuals, who, just like you, are looking for love all over again. All you need to do it sign up, upload some pictures, write something honest and interesting about yourself, and soon you'll be chatting away.
If you're feeling awkward, or think you've lost the spark of your youth, or are scared of dating again at this age, here are is some good, solid advice to put you at ease.
Tips for mature Dating
The best part about being on the other side of 50, is the fact that life leaves you with experiences that make you wiser, stronger, and more real. It's easy to have a conversation with someone who has probably seen as much of life as you have, and there's nothing more heartwarming than an honest conversation. Talk about things you love - be it fishing, walking your dog, the new book you're reading, or your grandkids, and you'll strike a chord with someone great!
Remember to be a good listener - just like you, the other person is looking for a companion too. Be kind, and smile. Be honest about yourself, about family or health.
Feel Good about Yourself
Being older doesn't mean you can't look good. It's a great way to boost your confidence and make you feel good about yourself. There's something beautiful about an elegantly-dressed old gentleman or lady, who radiates not just confidence, but also wisdom.
So go on, find something that looks good on you, put on your bright smile, and give romance another chance.
Maybe your friends and family will be encouraging, maybe you'll have to sit them down and tell them how you feel about dating at this age. In any case, you'll always have someone willing to listen, help out and make you feel good about this. Take their support, be it with creating your online profile, or helping you choose an outfit for your first date. It could be anyone, from a friend to your children, or even your grandkids - after all, they want you to be happy, just like you want them to be.
Have a Great Time
There are a lot of great date ideas for seniors. Spend some time catching up over tea, or take a walk in a park followed by a long conversation. Pick a movie both of you liked when you were young, and watch it together. If you have a particular hobby, make them a part of it, whether it is gardening or baking.
All that's left for you to do, is tell yourself you deserve to love and be loved, once again. There's no need to be afraid - with Perfect Partner, you can look forward to meeting new people in a safe, confidential space. Honestly, there's no reason why you shouldn't rekindle your romantic side, no matter what age you are. You're never too old or too young to find love, and more importantly than anything, you deserve someone who makes you happy.a mix of homosexual people and straight folk. Which means, if you were to find yourself attracted to someone, you'd have to do a bit of scouting around to find out if they were straight or gay in the first place. In the case of the latter, this would be followed by the struggle of having to find someone who could help you two meet up, or figure out a way to ask them out without seeming creepy.
With Perfect Partner, you're browsing through profiles in a space that's discrete, safe, and 100% confidential - which means you'll never again need to look for love through friends. You are at perfect liberty to talk to whoever you like, and move things at a pace that you are comfortable with.
Less Awkward, More Fun
The best part about talking to other gay singles online, is that there's absolutely no pressure - to rush into things, to speed things up, or to call someone back after the first date. Even better, because you're going through a discreet platform like Perfect Partners, there are zero chances of someone finding out about your date before you're ready to talk about it.
Online Gay Dating 101
Chances are, as a single, gay person you've seen your fair share of awkward conversations, exciting online chats turning out to be disappointing first dates, a lot of anxiety and confusion. But there's always something you can do about all of this, and make sure you end up having some wonderful conversations and dates with some great people.
Here are a few ideas on how you can set yourself up for success in the online gay dating game:
Know what you want out of the dating experience. Are you seeking something casual? Is it a fling you want? Or are you open to a more involved relationship? The first step to dating successfully, and meeting the right kind of people, whether you're straight or gay is to ask yourself these questions. Knowing what you want always helps in seeking what you want, so be prepared for some soul-searching before you jump aboard the online dating bandwagon.
Don't Hold Back
Don't get this one wrong - not holding back doesn't mean being obsessive, being a compulsive texter or turning into a creep. As a gay person, you need to ace your game when it comes to dropping hints or flirting, without scaring the other person away. Don't hold back from being yourself - be open about the things you like, the things you don't. Don't shy away from expressing your attraction to the other person. Keep the compliments genuine, but keep them flowing in a measured way.
Who could possibly know better than you, the confusion that runs through your mind when you're gay, you're talking to someone you find extremely attractive, but you're getting all sorts of mixed vibes from them? Well, do your bit by letting the other person know how you feel. At the end of the day, you know they're on the same platform as you because they're interested in meeting new people, so make sure you don't hesitate.
Whether it's your profile on Perfect Partner, or you in real life - be honest, always. There's a lot of disappointment, hurt and confusion that comes with talking to people who pretend to be something they aren't. True, you may be tempted to add some sparkle to your profile, but don't go overboard in the hope of finding more single gay people like you. Be yourself, unapologetically. Remember, there's something incredibly sexy about a genuine person, something that a made-up profile will never be.
Throw in a Laugh (or Two)
There's no reason your date should be any less fun, even if you happened to meet online. In fact, take the opportunity to find out about the other person - what they like, what their favourite food places are, what their idea of fun is, and then put it to good use by planning a date that's full of fun, laughter and needless to say, romance.
Most importantly, be comfortable in your own skin and find the time to laugh about something together - there's quite no icebreaker as effective as humour, and as two single gay people, there's so much you have to laugh about together.