In fundamental ways, dating is the same at any age. Resilience prevails through the excitement of meeting someone new and through the realization that dating itself has value. Recovery from the loss of a loving relationship often takes longer than one anticipates.Yet, if we go at this process with the same reckless and deceptive advertising as in our previous incarnation as daters, we may be in for the same recipe for disaster that made our prior relationship crash and burn.Gentlemen as tongue in cheek as this may seem, there is another way, a better way to go about this process. We must concede that at least one thing has gotten easier: Finding potential dates.In other important ways, dating is different later in life.From my conversations with middle-aged people who are dating, I have distilled a few observations and lessons.
That said, the dating market for older singles isn’t all that easy. There just aren’t that many available singles our age and the ones who are available are an interesting lot (read Anne Lamott’s funny take of her year on to understand).Hello Fellow Cave-Dwellers, Are you about to step back onto that zany roller coaster ride known as dating?First dates are a most daunting thing, especially if we haven’t been on the circuit for quite some time. The most important thing, she has said, is to go with an open mind.Kate has been married to her husband Derek Draper since 2005 – but, by her own admission, says there is "no way" she would have picked him out on a dating app.