Dating after age 50
Bette Davis used to say, "Getting older ain't for sissies." Amen!
It's not like gay subculture has given us lots of happily dating, older gay male role models.
I like to call this the "newness factor." You are like the shiny new toy they want to play with all the time. Your love interest will have to refocus attention back on family, friends, and everyday life.
If you did nothing other than concentrate your efforts on her or him, then chances are you will fall to the wayside. If, on the other hand, you concentrate your efforts on developing good relationships with everyone he or she loves, then your chances of survival in the relationship are greatly improved.
Whether you're single again after the end of a long-term relationship or you've been around the block a few times still on the hunt for Mr. These strategies can help you develop your inner explorer to make dating after 50 a little less daunting: 1.
Confront your fears You're never too old to find love, but that's not a message gay men hear very often. After years of "working on ourselves" and fighting social prejudice to gain self-esteem, many of us struggle to keep it. The gay community's — OK, let's get real, mostly the gay male community's — ageism. Who'd want you when there's some 30-year-old hottie turning everyone's heads at the gym? Focus instead on being your best self, no matter what your age.
There are at least three very good reasons for this.