To date successfully you can’t be holding your dinner companion responsible for the sins of an ex.
Give your date a fair chance, not comparing him to those who’ve come before. Try not to rush the get-to-know-each-other process.
But if you won’t go outside your comfort zone, I can pretty much assure you that nothing’s going to change.Be clear about what you’re looking for in a relationship from the beginning.An advantage to dating later in life is that you should know yourself better than you did in your younger years.Are there men who will seek out a younger woman given the opportunity? Is it a reality that by the time a woman reaches 65 her gender outnumbers single men 2 to 1? So are those the biggest factors that contribute to women over 40 having a hard time finding a match. In my 10 years as an online dating coach it’s become clear that the reasons why older women fail at online dating can be broken down into 4 major factors: mindset, lifestyle, chivalry, and algorithms.I often hear clients say, “There are no good men in ______.” (Insert whichever city, the problem is the same.) The client believes that since they haven’t been able to find good men or they aren’t approached by as many men as they were in their 20s or 30s that it means that the well of good men in their town has totally dried up.Dating can be intimidating and overwhelming — and maybe even terrifying — for anyone, no matter your age.