Most people want to find a friend or a life partner, and to meet the dates who may fulfill this desire, many 50-somethings, about 80 percent in fact, do it the old-fashioned way — through friends or family. Dating after 40 or 50 means taking control of your love life, just like you do the rest of your life. Baggage bonding is when an early date shifts into deep conversation about some baggage you have in common. You start comparing your horrific ex-spouses or your crazy awful dates. Men know who and what they want, often better than we do. The last thing you want at 55 is to wake up in the morning with flashbacks to your days as a 20-something, right? His manners, his shirt, his smile, the way he talks about his kids. If he walks away from the date having shared too much or hasn’t learned about you, then there won't be a second date.
Signing up for Maturity Dating is completely free and couldn’t be easier. But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.You’d better be better be worth it, you lucky duck. Men in their 50s see Clarkson as their style muse Expect old fleeces and basics jeans on a first date. Men in their 50s can still be players But now they’re trying to cheat on their wife, not just their girlfriend. Men in their 50s run the gauntlet with their hair transplants While we all lose our looks as we get older, it’s still sad to know he’ll never look as good as Calum Best with his. Men in their 50s often have suspiciously long gaps between relationships He says he was a single father, although you suspect he may have just been watching About A Boy last night. Men in their 50s don’t often like change What do you mean you want dinner at a different pub? Men in their 50s prioritise their kids This is great. …But this doesn’t mean they won’t pay for their half of dinner with a voucher they found online.To be fair, though, there’s a good chance your style muse is Joan Collins. Men in their 50s may not understand what constitutes a date Saturday night at the Legion with his crown green bowling mates, sitting in the corner sipping half a warm lager, anyone? Men in their 50s know what they like in the bedroom In other words, they are set in their ways. Maybe he had to come back from Thailand as he couldn’t get a permit to open a noodle bar with his ‘girlfriend’. Right up until that moment his 30-year-old daughter rings in the middle of dinner and he has to rush off to change her tyre.