Life begins at forty, or so they say. What about dating over fifty? Is it even a thing? With the help of a few friends, I am looking into the benefits of dating over fifty.
It was one year ago that my friends and I went out to celebrate my friend Carol’s fiftieth birthday. To say it wasn’t properly planned, is an understatement.
All we had decided on was that we would meet up by the entrance to the Mailbox Shopping Centre at 8pm for a bite and a girly meetup.
Well, I was left walking around for the whole evening carrying a very heavy vegan chocolate cake as none of us had imagined that so many persons would turn up to celebrate Carol’s birthday. Not only that, but none of the nearby restaurants could fit us all in together as we hadn’t pre-booked and they were quite full on a Saturday night.
The cake was eaten right there on the steps to The Mailbox and our party had grown to a rowdy bunch of over fifties women and men chatting and laughing up a storm.
Fast forward a year later and this time we are meeting up again at our pre-arranged venue for a cheeky Nandos and a catch up. This time, the group has grown to 21, including 2 couples who only met each other for the first time at last year’s celebrations and 2 pairs who met through over 50’s dating.
Attention quickly turns to the ‘new’ couples and we get to interviewing them all about how they met, what’s life been like and all the fun stuff in between. Below is the summary of what we all gathered about the positives of over fifties dating.
There is less faffing about with over fifties dating
By this age, both men and women are much clearer on exactly what they want in a relationship and so are less likely to waste time being silly and petty.
Over fifties dating can be much cheaper
As most of us are more settled, we are less likely to want to go out to expensive places to eat and might prefer to entertain at each others’ homes instead. Costly outfits aren’t even considered.
Most likely, any kids involved would be old enough so baby sitting costs don’t need to be considered.
You can relax more when you are over fifty
You don’t have to necessarily try to impress your friends with your date. You are not as nervous either as you don’t need to get mom and dad’s or anyone else’s approval of your date. Even if it is one night stands you are up to, the decision is all yours to make.
No need to be concerned that your date will embarrass your kids either. They’ll actually be happy for you that you are still a part of the dating scene.
Age is just a number!
Lainey made the point as she showed off her 34 year old ‘stud’, that she is so much happier to have found out about cougar dating online. Her date Omar had recently been ‘snatched up’ online and he confessed that since his early 20’s he’ always been into older women. To them, age is just a number that they can now ignore, but which they couldn’t ignore when they were much younger.
To be honest, all eyes in our little party seemed to light up when the two spoke about finding each other. I could tell that I wasn’t going to be the only one to check out that website in time.
So, if life begins at forty, then by fifty it’s all smooth and mellow in ever way, including the dating scene.
How about you? what’s your opinion on dating over fifty? Do let us know in the comments below.