Bette Davis once said that getting old is not for sissies.Well, many women would argue that the same comment applies to dating after 60.In fact, nearly 60 percent say they make better decisions about compatibility now compared to when they were younger.Some 42 percent have better quality dates, and 52 percent say part of the allure of dating in the 50s is the absence of the tick-tock of the biological clock. Be the master of the segue if he talks too much, or the conversation swerves into uncomfortable topics. Show up to your dates open, happy and being your already charming self.So what’s a midlife woman who was raised in a world where men were “supposed” to make the first move do?Here are a few ideas to help you get the hang of dating after 60.The grown-up dater gives him a reasonable amount of time to show up, and then says a big “So what! Take care of yourself by initiating a conversation and sharing your needs and wants. (Because after all, your type hasn't worked or you would be reading this.)5.
On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.Too many people in their fifties and beyond have given up on ever meeting a new partner or new friends.But there are millions of other 50 men and 50 women like you, who have just broken up with a partner, got divorced or lost someone very special.In my recent interview with dating coach, David Wygant, he suggested that men are often the ones who lack confidence and suffer from fear of rejection.He says that older women have the power to make a connection that turns into a dating opportunity.It starts off innocently with a question like “So what happened with your marriage? Nothing positive can possibly come from this, sister. Yes, I know he said he was going to call you, I know you had a great date and want to see him again. That’s especially true of the grownup men that you’re dating. The last thing you want at 55 is to wake up in the morning with flashbacks to your days as a 20-something, right?