At some point, your age is going to come forward anyway—don’t lie about it today and then have to find ways to come forward with the truth later after you really like someone,” says Kulaga.
“Talk about fun life experiences you have had and the goals you still have.
In fact, there are 19.5 million unmarried Americans over 65.
However, while there may be plenty of fish in the sea, finding a real catch is easier said than done, especially if Nixon was still in office the last time you went on a first date.
While dating someone 10 or 20 years older or younger than you may have been a big deal in your 20s and 30s, you’ll likely realize that there isn’t that much of a difference between a mature 38-year-old and a 58-year-old, or even between a 50- and 70-something.
“Many fifty-somethings have built business and careers, are putting children through college and have even faced some health issues.
In fact, on some platforms with a simple swipe to the left or right you can reject someone.
But this rejection is not to be taken to heart,” says Kulaga.
Mister or Miss Right will come along, but you need to remain confident in who you are and open-minded to the people that come your way.” Even if you’ve only dated people around your age in the past, why limit yourself now?A painful divorce or the 30 happy years you spent together before your spouse’s death may weigh heavily on your mind, but that doesn’t mean stuff like that is appropriate first date fodder.When in doubt, save the talk of your past relationships for later down the line.Whether you’re recently divorced, widowed, or just haven’t found the right person yet, if you’re on the dating scene at the mid-life mark, you’re far from alone.According to Census data, more than a quarter of adults between the ages of 45 and 59 are single.