Re entering the dating world
An ex-co-worker of mine noticed a woman who was in her sixties, but had a flashy wig, too much makeup and a micro-mini skirt worn by many teenagers, at that time. He said, "She thinks she's attractive, but that isn't, she looks like a clown." We felt bad for her, because she was trying way too hard to impress others.It doesn't mean buying granny clothes, rather an outfit that isn't too revealing or outrageous.Now is the time to find someone more in tuned to your likes and needs. Give yourself a silent pep-talk, and enjoy yourself.You're as old as you feel, and are more able to understand the world than you were when in your twenties or thirties.The first thing to do is to prepare yourself mentally for expanding your social life and taking new risks on letting new people into your life.
We may be a little older - but inside we are still living and breathing men and women, who have needs and desires.
Meet your date in a public place, and get to know him gradually before bringing the person home to meet the family. There are many solid, decent mates out there who prefer mature folks with more experience in life. As long as the person you enjoy is single and has qualities you admire, you're off to a great start.
After going through a divorce, you know what you don't want in a mate. By taking time to get to know potential mates, and allowing yourself to become comfortable with someone who stands out among them, you will lose those initial dating jitters.
Unknowns are always uncomfortable or scary, but don't let it stop you from trying.
Your confidence will grow with practice, so be patient with yourself.