When seniors meet for a date it is not like anything you are going to see in a teen movie. You are at a unique stage in your life, and for this reason the way you approach a date is going to be much different than that of the past. It is important to know the do’s and don’ts of senior dating to ensure a chance at making a connection, while also having a good time.
When Seniors Meet: Do’s and Don’ts
- Choose a location to meet that is acceptable for both parties. It is not fair to meet a restaurant five miles from your home, but an hour drive for your date.
- Arrive on time. This is a good tip for seniors, as well as those in every other age group. If you are late there is a good chance that your date will pack up and leave, thinking they have been stood up.
- Talk about your life experiences. From past careers to current endeavors, take the time to talk about where you come from and what you are looking forward to in the future. Just because you are a senior does not mean you have to be boring.
- Avoid talking about yourself the entire time. It goes without saying that you have a lot to share – this is a good thing. Just make sure you give your date time to speak as well.
- Never expect the other person to pay. Regardless of your reason for thinking your date should pay, don’t expect this from the get-go. Instead, offer to pay for a portion of the check and then take things from there.
- Never change who you are. Many seniors make the mistake of “putting on a show” for their date. They think that since they are getting older that time is running out and they need to find somebody right away. While you may be in a hurry to find that special someone, you don’t want to change who you are along the way.
These do’s and don’ts of senior dating should help you make the most of your next date, while putting you on the path to developing a lost lasting relationship.