Did you just celebrate your 50th birthday? Congratulations! You are now in your 50s. A whole different world of dating and internet dating sites have opened up to you.
When you're “single and looking” in your 50s, a number of the same dating etiquette rules and guidelines apply to senior love as they did when you were younger. One of those is that whether you are a mature man or lady, you want to look your best.
The problem is, when you're 25 years old, all you need to do is roll out of bed, shower, brush your teeth and comb your hair, and you look terrific. Now that you're single and in your 50s, you can still look great and be attractive. It's just that now in your 50s to be attractive, you need to apply a little more concerted effort.
First of all, good basic grooming still applies. Yes, that means showering and shaving.
For the Gentlemen in Their 50s:
A number of men in their 50s often want to skip shaving at least a few days a week. A little beard stubble can be attractive on a man in his 50s. However, gentlemen, do talk to your barber and be sure to groom your stubble. It might grow in unevenly. You can sport a modern stubble look, just do keep it trimmed and tidy.
Secondarily, do try some after shaves to discover what you like. Some men can use just a touch of a masculine scent by simply using a scented deodorant. When it comes to scent, just do remember, less is more. Keep it light.
Lastly, do spiff up a bit when you're going on a date. Ladies still love it when a man wears a navy blazer. Sure, you can be casual in the modern age of digital dating and just pair it with an open collar shirt. If the occasion is a little more dressy, then do plan to wear a tie, also. She will love it. If the situation is more casual, a nice and clean tropical print shirt that is not too colorful can be just fine. It depends on where you live in the country.
For the Ladies in Their 50s:
Ladies, you want to keep some of the same ideas in mind. Do keep your personal grooming standards up. Some of you may have attracted a first husband in your 20s without having worn any make-up. However, now that you over 50 years old, you likely would benefit from using some light make-up.
Before you head over to the make-up area department, keep it simple and light. First swing by the local drug store. Try out a light powder foundation paired with a little mascara to enhance your eyes. Do add a little lip color whether it is in a tinted lip gloss or sheer lipstick.
When it comes to how you dress, a cute pair of jeans paired with heels is a fun feminine look. Men still love seeing women wearing a skirt or a dress, so wear those when you can. Once you're looking great, you'll be flirting with the mature men showing up at the coffee shops and the bagel store for lunch.
Once you're flirting, go ahead and ask for the date! Now that you're being attractive after 50, the dates are sure to line up. What are the mature dating challenges you're finding? Where do want some help? Chime in the comment section here, and I'll be sure to address them in future articles.