15 Harsh Truths About Dating Over The Age Of 40Let’s not beat around the bush, dating is no walk in the park especially when you are over the age of 40. With the introduction of millions of apps, dating is no longer what it once was, which means you’ll have to adapt your seduction skills to find your perfect love match. Discover why trying to find someone compatible seems like such a chore.
We all dream of falling in love and living happily ever after, but for some of us, this seems like mission impossible. Dating is tough, but it’s not impossible, so be sure to chase your happiness and find your perfect love match. To find that one special person, we definitely have to kiss a few frogs along the way.
Harsh truths about dating for the over 40s...
Are you over 40 and single? If so, we think that you can probably you relate to these dating dilemmas. Believe it or not, luck is also a factor in being able to settle down with your perfect other half. Find out how lucky in love your zodiac sign is.
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1) Meeting someone is hard
We hate to admit it, but finding the love of your life when over the age of 40 is often difficult. Not because you are doing anything wrong, no, simply because most people your age are already happily married off.
2) Heartbreaks reign
Typically people who are single and over the age of 40 have experienced more than a few heartbreaks in the past. Having your heart broken by someone you thought loved you is truly awful and can make you less trusting and less open to new relationships and partners.
3) The past lives on in the present
The truth is, some people just can’t get over the past or their ex-partners for that matter. Forgetting about ‘the one that got away’ isn’t always easy and can close people off from future potential love matches.
4) Testing your limits
Dating when over 40 means you really have to push yourself and get out of your comfort zone a little more than you normally would. To meet your perfect match, keep an open mind and be brave!
5) Dating can be a chore
You no doubt have everything together in your life and love your routine, which means you look at dating as a bit of an inconvenience and even a chore. You basically just don’t want to jump through a million hoops to find someone.
6) Things move slowly
Relationships may move at 100mph in your 20s, but this isn’t the case in your 40s. If you are looking for commitment from someone really quickly, you may be in for a rude wake-up call.
7) The wonderful world of apps
Meeting people you are compatible with and share similar interests with in the real world can be tough, which is why you may have to turn the wonderful world of the Internet and download a few dating apps. Get out of your comfort zone!
8) Young blood temptation
Dating someone young and attractive may seem like a great idea, but the chances are you won’t be compatible at all, so take our advice and don’t waste your time.
9) You can’t be too picky
The secret to dating success for the over 40s is being open-minded and accepting. Dating is tough and being too picky and demanding makes it even more of an impossible mountain to climb.
No doubt everyone is expecting you to settle down ASAP, right? Of course they are! But, don’t crack under the pressure and concentrate on making yourself happy.
11) Privacy invaders
As soon as you start dating someone you are really into, everyone will want to know absolutely everything about your potential S.O and your relationship.
12) Annoying questions
‘Are you planning on moving in together?’ ‘Have you set a date for the wedding yet?’ These are the sort of irritating questions you will soon have to get used to.
13) Emotional baggage
Divorce, breakups and just general frustration can be toxic for any relationship. For a relationship to work, both partners need to be willing to put the past behind them.
14) Back in the game
Getting back into the dating game is hard after so many years on the bench. Dating has changed so much in such a short amount of time and you will have to adapt your skills if you want to find your perfect other half.
15) Bye bye independence
Being single means you get to establish your routine and do things your way, however when you start dating someone, you need to be a little more give and take.