Once you head past 50 or even 60 it’s easy to think the most important years of your life are behind you. The opportunity to have a family or fly high in your career could feel either a little out of your grasp or a part of your life that is simply done. It is important to remember that you still have a huge amount of life and living in front of you. One thing that remains a constant inspiration and opportunity whatever your age is the chance to find love. Love can come to us at any age and finding love later in life can be more satisfying than the heady rush of youthful infatuation. This is why mature dating can lead to some of the most lasting and balanced relationships. Read on for 5 reasons why finding love later in life is amazing.
You know what you want
If you are dating over 50 it is likely this isn’t your first go at a relationship. You will have a history, be that good bad or indifferent of romantic relationships. These experiences usually feed into a clear blueprint of what you do or perhaps more importantly don’t want from a new attachment. This is hugely empowering and lets you pursue a relationship that works on your terms.
You are comfortable in your skin
In your teens, twenties and even thirties, it is likely that you had body hang-ups, insecurities and were generally just figuring out who you are. Once we hit middle age many of these insecurities quieten down as we become not only comfortable but confident in our own skin. Confidence is an incredibly attractive quality and can improve the relationships and connections that we make, including romantic ones.
You don’t have to play by the rules
We surround ourselves with rules, especially when it comes to love. How long should I wait until I call that special someone back? Should it be getting serious by now? What about marriage and children? With older dating, although those questions don’t go away they definitely become less pressing. The lack of pressure to ‘settle down’ alongside the means you can travel at your own relationship pace.
You have time to enjoy yourself
If you are dating over 60 or even 50, it is likely demands from family life and your career have lessened. This opens up a window of opportunity and time for leisurely dates, meeting new people and enjoying new experiences. Quite simply you have the time and space to date well.
You have less stress
One of the benefits of older dating is that you are likely to be at a stage in your life when financial, career and even emotional pressures are less. This (hopeful) reduction of outside pressures and stresses leaves a lot more head space for a new relationship. Being able to focus your attention on a new romantic interest allows for a more intense and satisfying connection.
Finding love in later life can bring great joy. Open yourself up to the experience and create your online dating profile today.