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Flirting Tips for Dating

When you're on a date, flirting is a delightful way to make your date — and you, for that matter — feel irresistible and tingly all over. The point of flirting with your date is interest; that's why it's [more…]

Dating For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Dating doesn't have to be nerve-wracking, but it does require preparation. You must do some up-front soul searching to make sure you're ready to be honest, open, and attentive. You need a strong sense [more…]

Rekindling Romance with Communication

One of the most widespread forms of miscommunication between men and women stems from the fact that too many people, especially men, equate sex with romance. They believe that if their sex life is adequate [more…]

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Recognizing the Signs of True Love

Love. Amour. Amore. In popular fiction, the signs of true love tend toward the melodramatic: heart palpitations, loss of sleep, loss of appetite, blowing curtains, fireworks. If you feel these things, [more…]

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Pacing a New Romantic Relationship

New relationships are fragile. If you rush through important intimacy stages, the relationship takes a hit — and often ends prematurely. Following are a few suggestions about how to slow things down and [more…]

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Ten Tips for Happy Dating

When you think of dating happily, you may think of spending time with an interesting and neat person, doing lots of fun and exciting things together, and connecting intimately. Yet those are only a few [more…]

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Developing Fantastic Friendships

An anonymous writer put it this way: "Friends in your life are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up and sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it's just enough to know they're standing [more…]

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Dating After 50: 10 Tips for Your First Sex Together

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Having sex for the first time with a new dating partner can be nerve-wracking, especially if you haven't slept with someone new in years. Yet, when you're older [more…]

Dating After 50: 10 Tips for Strong Online-Dating Profiles

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If you're 50 or older and back in the dating pool, you'll discover that one key to successful online dating is having a strong profile. Many people just dash [more…]

Affordable Date Ideas for Over-50 Daters

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Most people date quite a bit before they find "the one." Even if all your dates are just dinner and a movie, dating can get expensive. Some men and women split [more…]

Dating After 50 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The exciting part of dating again after age 50 is that the relationship can take any shape you want. There's more communication, more honesty, and fewer assumptions about what [more…]

10 Ways to Feel Sexier When Dating After 50

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No matter how old you are, the key to successful dating is to feel good about yourself. After all, how can you expect someone to be attracted to you if you don't [more…]

5 New Skills for Reentering the Dating Game

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If you're over age 50 and you're truly ready to date again, it's time to take an inventory of what you need to know on this journey. Here are five things you [more…]

Dating After 50: Relearning How to Be a Great Lover

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When you start dating again after age 50, your sexual repertoire may be a bit rusty. Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. There are a few basic rules [more…]

Dating After 50 When You Have Medical Issues

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Blemishes, body odor, bad hair. These dating dilemmas are constant concerns no matter how old you are. But if you're 50 or older, dating takes on a new aspect [more…]

Special Dating Strategies for Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals over 50

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Much of what you read about dating applies to all daters, whether straight or gay. But some topics and differences are unique to people who are looking for a partner [more…]

Are You Ready for Dating After 50?

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As you take on dating after some time out of the game, you need to evaluate your state of mind and body. People over 50 might want to work through some checklists [more…]

Dating After 50: Make Safety a Priority

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If you are dating again after 50 and it has been awhile since you last dated, make safety a priority by brushing up on some common sense rules. [more…]

Dating After 50: Tips for Improving Conversation

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When you begin to date again after 50, one of the first areas you’ll want to brush up on is your conversation skills. Starting a conversation with someone you [more…]

Where to Find Dates for People over 50

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Dating for people over 50 used to be difficult. After you asked everyone you knew to fix you up, you still didn't have a clear path. These days, however, because [more…]

Dating After 50 with Unsupportive Children

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Children vary in their response to an older parent dating. Some children, particularly adult children, are delighted that their parent is dating again. They want [more…]

Dating After 50: Advice from Friends or Family

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Your family and friends are going to be very interested in the fact that you're dating after 50. Out of goodwill, and perhaps general nosiness, they'll want to [more…]

5 Myths about Dating After 50

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You must be able to think of yourself as a worthwhile, highly datable person over 50 before you actually start dating. Some people have an overinflated idea of [more…]

Prep Yourself for Dating After 50

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If you’re beginning to date after 50, you've lived for a considerable while now and gone through many experiences, and that's both a blessing and a hardship. The [more…]

Past Relationships and Dating After 50

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To date again after 50 — and do it successfully — you have to get rid of lingering attachments to your ex, the one that got away, or your past, and let yourself [more…]

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