If you’ve not been to a social event alone since before you were married, it’ll be nerve-wracking at first, but the reality will be much easier than you think. Staying home alone isn’t going to help you meet new people. We aren’t all born confident but by pretending you’re the most confident person in the world, genuine confidence will follow. Here are few ways to get started: Make eye contact If you’re talking to someone and holding eye contact they’ll know you’re listening to them and secure in yourself.
Join a book group, learn a new skill, or volunteer. Interact with the person you’re listening to Really pay attention to what they’re saying and use their cues to talk about yourself.
In other words, they’ve had to make the effort to see you.
Store up 10 interesting stories/facts about yourself Having something interesting to say prepared – even if you don’t use it – will help you worry less about drying up so you’ll be able to relax into the conversation. Rather than seeing each social gathering or date as your last chance to meet someone, try to enjoy the experience.
You’ll have some good dates, some great dates and some pretty awful dates. It should come as no surprise that we’re advocating online dating.
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Dating when you’re over 50 puts you in a whole different category.
The baggage is not so much Louis Vuitton, more like a supermarket plastic bag with holes in it.
The more guys you meet, the more depressing it becomes as you see a pattern emerging.
But don’t despair; more singles over 50 than ever are giving online dating a try!
In fact, one in six over 50s have used an online dating service.
You’ll soon find people mentioning friends or events that you could be interested in. Often, we pass things up because they seem scary – or a night in on the sofa sounds more tempting!
The more you get out and meet new people, the easier dating in your 50s will become.
It’s a cliché, but you really never know when you’re going to meet someone special. Friends, family and colleagues are great sources of new people.