When you’re ‘youngish’, free and single, meeting someone new is easier than you might think.
The old saying that life begins at 40 is no longer just a reassuring cliché.
And besides, you may feel a bit rusty—even nervous! Today, we’re all a lot more searchable and socially connected, so, just as you’d leave a “positive paper trail” for potential employers who Google you, you need to do the same for your love life.
Consequently, your body composition has probably taken a hit and your lard-to-hard ratio is not what it once was.A bigger gut doesn’t just give you the silhouette of an older gent, it also poses the risk to diminishing your sexual function. And for more on aging, check out the 40 Ways Your Body Changes After 40. In 2018, you don’t even have to leave your home to shop!You job is to figure out how you feel about these heretofore unknown traits.“Sure, we may all have had a ‘type’ that attracted us in the past, but to find a quality partner, it’s time to grow up,” says relationship coach and author Laney Zukerman.“If you were catching birds would you place your bird seed in multiple places or would you have it in just one place? “Your odds of meeting someone increase when you are more visible, so take a risk and put yourself out there.” And to make sure your first date goes as planned, check out these 40 Irresistible First Date Ideas.
You may have a little less hair, a few more more wrinkles, and a wider waist these days, but don’t let the reality of not being in your 20s or 30s anymore lead you to think that your appeal has diminished. Today you’re older, wiser, and should carry yourself with more confidence than you did in your 20s.For many, getting out there and meeting new people is high on the priorities list.Yet the ‘single over 40’ myth of diminishing chances at a crossroads in life still lingers, especially among those single men and women over 40 themselves.And for more great tips, it wouldn’t hurt to brush up on the 40 Best Compliments to Give People Over 40.Some things never change: You should arrive on time, be present, take a genuine interest in who she is and what she derives meaning from, offer to pick up the tab, and see that she gets cab if she’s going home or stand outside while she enters her home safely.If you find yourself on the market in your 40s, you know how daunting it can feel.