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Over 40? Still Have Fun In The Dating Scene!

Jul 11, 2008
For most men who have reached the age of 40, trying to find the women of your dreams to have that wonderful family with may seem like a losing battle. The truth of the matter is that most men over 40 date quite frequently and meet many interesting women.

The men who are able to do this often find themselves being nervous, just like any other guy, but are able to set aside those nerves and any other anxieties that they may have and jump head on into the dating scene. For those that want to get out into the scene again and find someone whether just to date or start a family with, there are some wonderful dating tips for men over 40 that can help you succeed in today's social world.

One of the tips on top of the list is for men over 40 not to over look the importance of online dating sites. While many people look at them as web sites for the younger crowd, there are quite of few people that are over 40. You might be tempted to click on a profile that the person is way younger than you, but always remember to have realistic goals, and look for someone that's in your range. Not just the ones that look good.

For those that are serious about finding someone special to share a long term relationship with, there are great sites on the internet, like eHarmony, that allow people to be matched up based on their personalities to give you a better chance of finding someone that might suit your fancy. Ultimately, this means that you'll have to ensure you're honest about who you are, which may be scary for an older man. Being honest and forward about who you are when searching for that special someone can make all the difference between finding someone who makes you happy and someone that is a great fling but nothing more.

If you are on a date with a young woman you need to be confident. Even if you are older, it is a definite turn on for an older man to act youthful. Acting a little immature, and being playful during conversation, while still presenting to be a dignified gentleman may add a little mystery to you which can make a woman take notice. You can help her to feel more comfortable with you by being a little playful, and throwing in a naughty comment or two may help set a romantic mood.

Of course, the same major hurdle that men face as a youth still rears it's head even into your forties - listening to a woman. This is one of the more overlooked dating tips for men over 40 because you probably have more of a mindset to be active and a talker and less of one to be idle and a listener. No matter what age, you still need to be actively engaged in conversation and actively listening to your date. Being able to hold conversation and respond to her comments can certainly increase a woman's level of interest in you.

Do not take on the role of a father, while out on a date. A lot of older men without knowing take on the parental role, thus making her feel like your daughter. Try and react like you would of 20 years ago and see how much further that will get you.

There are many more dating tips for men over the age of forty out there on the internet and in numerous books and advice columns, but these here are a few of the finer points to consider when plunging back into the dating pool. If you as a man over forty are trying to find that special someone, be yourself, be realistic, and be a man - you'll be surprised at how well your dates may go.
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