8 Dating Mistakes People Over 50 Make Slide (1 of 9)

People of all ages find dating challenging at times, but the challenges often feel more difficult to overcome the older you are. The thing to remember is that everyone finds it challenging, including the people you go on dates with and the profiles you look at on dating sites. In other words, you are not the only one. There are ways in which you can make the experience of dating when you are over 50 more enjoyable. At the same time, you can increase your chances of success. Start by trying to avoid these eight common mistakes.

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Keeping A Distance

Dating when you are over 50 can be daunting, particularly if you haven't been on a date since you were in your 20s - or even younger. The thing that most people fear is looking like a fool, or being taken for a fool. They therefore put up defences against this; for example, by keeping their distance from someone they actually like. The other person will understandably interpret this as you being uninterested in them, or even worse. The thing to remember is that everyone worries about feeling foolish, and there are very few people who want to make you feel like a fool. So, let go, and let people in.

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