Dating again at 45
If you know right away whether your first date is worthy of a second, you're setting yourself up for failure.Intuitive dating coach Nikki Novo says this is a common mistake.Morris suggests reframing “baggage” as “life experience,” and Erika Ettin, dating coach and author of has found this to be true.
or Miss Right from swiping right, it's easy to forget that if you were ten years younger you wouldn't be who you are right now. Juliana Morris says love connections at an older age can be even more profound."Dating in our 40s typically means we know what we want, and we feel pressed to find it quick! "But eliminating fast is often the strategy that prolongs our single status." She warns that there is a thin line between "going with your gut" and being judgmental.(Are excuses like 'I don't like how their apartment smells,' really deal-breakers?) Before saying "see ya never," ask yourself if the person has other qualities that might be worth another look."After a couple of decades of dating experience, it can be easy to assume you will be disappointed," says dating coach Lily Womble. Sunny Joy Mc Millan, relationship expert and author of , agrees.
She recommends replacing your doubts with optimism." In short, "don't fake your age, height, or anything else for that matter," she says.