Dating

Marriage is a central institution in public and private life, guiding the way we think about love, relationships, and human families. And while many people get married when they are young, it is also true that there are several 50+ couples who are interested in tying the knot. However, some of these individuals hesitate to say "I do" as a result of the financial cons related to getting married after 50. To gain a better understanding of the financial pros and cons that result from marrying after 50, review the short outline provided below:   Financial Pros   One of the ... more ...
As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, everyone is beginning to come out of their homes to embrace the fact that winter is over. With flowers starting to bloom and birds chirping, spring provides the perfect backdrop for falling in love. For singles over 50, the thought of going on a new date can seem daunting. The ease of meeting other singles or new friends in bars and clubs is probably long behind us, and it just seems like more of a hassle to try and meet new people than it is worth. But thankfully, the introduction and popularity of online dating has completely changed the w... more ...
For many baby boomers who went on their last date about thirty years ago, the concept of online dating might seem foreign. But in 2016, online dating is not only acceptable, it’s considered one of the best ways to meet someone especially for older people.   The newcomer to online dating may not even be aware of the practice known as catfishing, which is when someone pretends to be, well, not who they really are. This person has created a false online presence in order to cheat on a spouse, steal your money or get access to personal information. Here are a few simple ways to make s... more ...
Jumping back into the dating pool can be a thrilling experience. Unlike dating during one's teenage years, however, children often play a role in the dating experience as an adult.   Though introducing adult children to your new partner may be easier than presenting a new flame to a preteen, the process still requires thoughtfulness and tact. Following these simple tips will make the introductory process as comfortable as possible.     Keep Your Children "In The Loop"   Communicating with your children is the best way to prepare for a future meeting bet... more ...
At the beginning of a new relationship, most chats tend to be fun and light-hearted. Getting to know each other is the fundamental goal of these conversations.   As your relationship progresses, the conversations between you and your partner should become more meaningful and complex. Rather than discussing your favorite colors, you should be focused on having heart-to-heart conversations. Though many of these conversations are joyful and romantic, other topics can be more challenging to discuss. Despite the discomfort, discussing these topics will help you assess the strength of your re... more ...
Though sometimes stigmatized by society, age gaps are common in many relationships. Twentysomethings tend to date individuals within two to three years of their own age. Mature adults tend to have even larger age gaps in their relationships, averaging roughly seven to eight years. When these averages are exceeded, these relationships are often viewed as age gap pairings.   Like most relationships, age gap romances come with their own unique set of challenges. These handy tips will help you manage the struggles that age gap couples often face.     1.) Reflect on where you ar... more ...
The holiday season often evokes a multitude of strong emotions. Though many of us feel jolly and content during the winter months, being single can put a damper on the joy of the season. Nearly 50% of singles say they dread facing the loneliness they feel at Christmastime. Being single during the holidays, however, doesn't have to be a miserable experience. By avoiding the pitfalls that lead to isolation, you can have a wonderful and fulfilling holiday season.   Maintain an Attitude of Gratitude   One of the biggest factors contributing to our loneliness during the holidays ... more ...
Almost every couple combats jealousy during the course of their relationship. Though an occasional twinge of jealousy is only natural, chronic feelings of anger and distrust can quickly become a toxic problem. Though it takes time and effort, it is almost always possible to reduce the amount of jealousy you are feeling. By reflecting on your emotions and modifying your behaviors, you can escape the clutches of bitterness and insecurity.       Replace Imagination with Reality   In most cases, jealousy is triggered by our imagined perception of a scenario. We may find o... more ...
Though online dating can be challenging, recent studies have proven that it is one of the best ways to find a long-term, compatible partner. Research has found that couples who marry after meeting online are 25% more likely to stay married than their counterparts who met through traditional sources.   Much of this success is attributed to the shared values and beliefs of those who meet online. Instead of falling prey to a relationship based primarily on physical attraction, online partners generally connect on multiple levels before entering into relationships. Online dating has result... more ...
Whether you've been in a relationship for a few weeks or a number of years, infidelity is a devastating blow. The cheating partner often feels deep remorse and shame. The cheated-on individual almost always struggles with feelings of sorrow, anger, and betrayal. Though many leave their cheating partners, others stay and try to rebuild their relationships. Regardless of whether you stay together or separate, understanding and processing the affair will help you move on to a better and more faithful future.   Step Away from the Cheater(s)   If you've just found out about... more ...