Here you can read about 10 things midlife women need to know about dating. Erica Jagger is a blogger of a certain age and here is her story.
When my marriage ended, I wondered if I’d be spending all my free, non-kid time with my books and my cat. There have been weekends when I’ve done just that, but there have also been long stretches when I’ve dated up a storm. Dating in my 50s turned out to be much more fun than dating three decades ago. I don’t feel pressured to get a rock on my finger and I certainly don’t want more children. I am much more grounded and more comfortable in my skin than ever before and it is these qualities, I think, that have enabled me to enjoy the dating ride. Here are 10 things I’ve learned about how to do just that.
1. Hone your online dating profile.
If you expect to find your soulmate on OkCupid, you will probably marinate in frustration. Instead, treat online dating for what it is: an invaluable way to learn about yourself and what you want in a partner, love, and sex. But remember: you are selling, not buying. Do not start off with a mile-long list of “I’m looking for” qualities. Not only are you likely to scare people off, but you also run the risk of alienating people with your high maintenance-ness. What you want is to create an experience of a relationship with you that will attract the kind of man you want to be with.