Senior Dating Relationships Basics; 3 Things to Get You Started
Post date: 2008-12-04
I have long held to the premise that as you age, you relationships just get "Comfortable." That Senior relationships just become like a placid lake; You look at it and say, "Oh, that's nice, dear." It's nice to look at, and, yes, peaceful, but there is nothing going on.
Really? Is that what growing older is as far as relationships? I mean, how often have we seen the "Seasoned" citizen in the latest Hollywood movie that is active and experimental in their social lives and is considered "Whacky" because they are creative with their personal lives.
There is a tremendous gap in this country between what is perceived as healthy dating and relationships in general. You see, the largest consuming market ever to exist are the Baby Boomers and a lot of those Baby Boomers are dating again. There are also, in light of our tremendous advances in medical science, an increase in Seniors who are dating as well.
Back in the day, as they say, being married for life was not as long term as one would imagine because of the life expectancy. Now with people living longer, unfortunately, relationships many times do not last. God bless those relationships that do survive, however.
So, there are an influx of people who are dating who are older, and, no, the are not "Whacky" or should they be made to believe they are. For those new Seniors and Boomers who are entering the dating scene realize that things have changed, so here are a couple of things to keep in mind.
First, as you enter the dating market, don't get caught up with all of the trends that will probably confound you at the outset; the Twitters, MySpace and Facebook stuff that can be a little daunting at the beginning no matter what your age.
Second, begin slowly with your own circle and begin to "Branch out" from there. This means that you have to let people know that you are interested in a new relationship and are willing to be open to a number of possibilities. Additionally, you will need to join some new clubs that you are genuinely interested in. Notice, I said genuinely interested in, not something you hope you can land a relationship from. The insincerity will show through.
The third quick tip, work on yourself. Now this one might be a little personal, but you have got to look at yourself and the image you project, especially if you have been "Out of it" for a while. You may need to update you style and get a new haircut or something. My point is that you have to put your best foot forward and getting a "Sprucing up" will undoubtedly make you feel better about yourself.
So, don't rush your entrance into the market with modern tech unless you understand it all; Start with what you know and get yourself a new style so you can present a new you.
If nothing else, you are worth it for yourself alone and a final thought, make sure you are good with you; that you like yourself first. If you don't like you, others may have a time with it as well.