As commonly quoted, age is just a number when it comes to love and being in a relationship. For women in their 40s, finding love can bring a whole new meaning to their life. They have the experience and maturity that comes with time and are clear about what they expect from their partners and a relationship.
Stop worrying about things: If you are over 40 and still single, stop worrying about your single status. Be content with the way you are and the life you lead. Be around active and lively people that exude positivity. Remember turning 40 does not mean you are over the hill when it comes to love and to find a partner. Have self-esteem and take pride in all your other achievements, and this confidence will pay off when you find the right partner to date.
Have a positive attitude: If you are familiar with the Law of Attraction, having a positive mindset and attitude helps to attract positive people around. People are naturally drawn towards a man or woman that gives off positive energy, so let that be your cue to develop a warm and positive attitude. Avoid negative and pessimistic people as they tend to rub off on those that they meet.
No more flings: You are at a mature stage, and if you are seeking love and companionship, having one-night stands or casual affairs will not help in any way. Focus instead on developing a proper committed relationship with a partner that is likeminded and shares the same relationship goals as you. Of course, if you want to paly the field, that is entirely your decision. But if you are serious about settling down with a partner, have a committed relationship instead.
As the saying goes actions speak louder than words. Do not fall for the charms of some glib talker that professes undying love to you, but when you need them the most decides to do the Houdini act. Never take people to their word but judge them by their actions. A genuine person will walk the talk and be genuine and sincere in their interactions with you. So be wary of sweet talkers that only talk but cannot live up to their words.
Do not share your dating woes: Almost every man and woman have had dating issues in the past, so you are not unique in that sense. Forget all the past baggage of dating problems and jerks you might have come across and begin with a clean slate. It is best to let the past consigned to where it belongs and look at the present and the prospects of the current relationship you are in. Do not mention any negative aspects of any past relationship or even hint about them.
Avoid the not-serious relationship type: If you are thinking of settling down, chatting to, or dating partners that only want a casual relationship is meaningless. You need to use your head, not your heart, and if you do not want to suffer heartbreak in your 40s, avoid such players at all costs.
Do not bear fools: You are at a stage when you need to settle down and deal with mature people, not infantile clowns just looking to fool around. Avoid interaction or dates with partners that expect you to put up with their childish behavior as there would be no future with these individuals.
Be clear about your dating objectives: By the time you reach your 40s, you should have a clear enough idea of the kind of partner you seek and the type of relationship you would like to be in. When you consider dating make your intentions clear at the very beginning of the relationship. If you are looking for something long-lasting, make it clear to the person you begin to date so that they are on the same page as you.
Be sincere: Sincerity is important in life and relationships, and the same applies to the creation of your dating profile. Be honest about your strengths and do not exaggerate because if you and the reader do date, they might be turned off by anything that was not genuine in the profile.
Use a recent photograph: Do not use a picture of where you were 20 pounds lighter or a few years younger. Use a recent photograph so that when and if you meet a date that connected online, they will find you look the same as the photograph and not different.
Keep the language direct and to the point: Do not start rambling in your profile's content and be direct to the point. Do not use language that sounds pretentious but just regular everyday language that the reader can comprehend without having to reach for the dictionary.
Mention your dating objective: Whether you just want to have a casual affair or looking for something long term, you need to mention it clearly in your profile. Do not want something else and mention the contrary because it will only lead to disappointment for both you and the person you date. Be clear about the kind of partner you seek and the relationship aims.
Short and sweet: Remember this a dating profile, and most readers will only skim through it. They do not have the patience or the time to read an encyclopedia! So, keep it short and sweet, just to the point, so reading it becomes easy and fun and does not bore the reader.
There is plenty to look forward to when you begin dating in your 40s. The experience you have gained over the years in general and from past relationships will help you to lead a more fulfilling and happier dating life, if you are careful and choose the right partner.