I have created a list of simple dating tips that can help the over 40 crowd flourish in the dating scene and keep the focus on what counts.Celebrate your age instead of trying to hide it Sure, you want to look good as you age, and that may involve any number of behaviors you engage in to look a little younger: working out, dying your hair, cosmetic fillers, and so forth.You've been married and divorced, or just out there long enough to know the score. That is what you need to communicate to the man in your life (but please be gentle, and don't bring up any old baggage from the last bad relationship).It might also help to choose a quiet time and place for the discussion, one where the two of you can concentrate on each other. People ask me all the time whether I offer dating and relationship coaching for single men. But I tell them that I help men by helping women who are dating after 40. ) One of the most transformational ways I support women is by helping you better understand GROWNUP men.Just like women, the men you’re dating have lived and learned.In all my years of dating, I have seen my fair share of scenarios: He's ready to get serious and I'm not. But sometimes two people get lucky and find themselves on the same page. Let me rephrase that; it's not luck, it's timing, along with knowing yourself and knowing your partner. Unfortunately, you can't avoid the possibility that your sugar may turn to salt. If you are a mature woman, he is a mature man and the relationship has "permanency potential," then go for it!If you are an older woman trying to finally win at love, it can be tough. Taking a relationship to the second stage takes courage, especially when we have been wounded in the past.
If he feels the same way you do, then you have your pizza just the way you like it and the price is right.article reported, "79 million baby boomers, about 26 percent of this country's population, will be redefining what it means to be older." Today, in 2013, this statement may be proving to be true.The healthier, harder working and simply younger-seeming face of middle age and senior men and women is something worth acknowledging.Once you get past the initial hurdle of meeting someone and then getting to know him, the hard part comes — especially if you are ready to get serious. It takes an intimate knowledge of yourself, your needs, wants and desires. So why can't getting what you want in a relationship be as simple as that? Know What You Want Before we can require someone's best, we must be our best.You are developing feelings for him and you are anxious to know if those feelings are mutual. If you are truly ready to commit and you think he is too, one of the best ways to find out is to order a pizza. Making your needs known to the man you desire is just that easy. 1) We know what we want, 2) we ask for it (can I get goat cheese and broccoli on half and the other half meat lovers??? As an older woman you have had plenty of time to work on you.A 2003 AARP survey of 3,501 single men and women aged 40-69 showed that 63 percent were dating.An additional 13 percent wanted to find a date, while 14 percent were interested "if the right person happens to come along." Almost half of those surveyed stated that their main reason for dating was "to have someone to talk to or do things with." Companionship is incredibly important at every age.So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.Just like how you’ve dated your share of challenging types of men like the Pinger, the Couch Potato and the older-and-balder-than-his-profile-guy…men also meet and enter into relationships with less-than-impressive types of women.I’ve talked to countless single men over the years about their experiences with women, especially those in their 40s, 50s and beyond.