Mature Dating has never been this good. The baby boomers, those born from roughly the mid-50s to the mid-60s in a spirit of post-war optimism, are among the most accomplished and experienced group of people who have ever lived. Many have achieved a lot in their lives and careers, gained financial independence, and explored new horizons previous generations didn’t think possible. All of them have a story to share.
There are plenty of good reasons why people are saying “50 is the new 40”. Just as once 40 represented emotional maturity, financial security and a second chance, now one’s 50s and 60s are becoming the new prime of life. The current generation of 50+ men and women are living longer thanks to better healthcare. They have more time to enjoy their leisure and are determined to make the best of life – as there’s still a lot of it to be lived. But, as more than one 50+ has said: “50 is no longer a stepping stone to retirement.”
Thanks to the notions of equality popularised by the baby boom generation, many women and men in their 50s are now at the peak of their careers, deriving real satisfaction from their work but perhaps looking for something extra in their personal lives. Whatever your situation, there is a massive increase in older singles mature dating and having the time of their lives.
What do you want from mature dating?
People come to dating in their 50s for a variety of reasons: some because of a divorce or separation, others because of bereavement, and others because they have been busy establishing their careers but their priorities have now changed. One motivating factor is companionship – having someone to enjoy life’s pleasures with
Sharing is also an important issue for those dating over 50. Shared interests are great relationship glue, and shared experiences and memories become increasingly important to those over 50 s dating, and this is all part of our compatibility ethos.
Options for mature dating
The usual advice given to younger singles doesn’t necessarily apply to people wanting to get into dating after 50. Meeting someone at work can get complicated, especially for those in positions of authority. Asking your friends and family to fix you up can be just plain embarrassing all round, and it seems to fly in the face of advice not to appear desperate. So what to do?
Some dating over 50 s have tried personals in newspapers with mixed results. Others have tried attending reunions. Many, however, prefer to look forwards, not back. Luckily, the computer skills the over 50s have picked up at work and leisure can be put to good use with online dating for over 50s.