When it comes up, let them know you have a full and happy life, which has included ending a marriage.
This is a guest post by my friend, “Doug,” a 49 year-old who offers some great insight into dating a woman in her forties versus choosing a younger girlfriend.
"It’s an ice-breaker for someone who just might have had a friend or two attend the same school as you, or they can ask you what you majored in." If you love your job, list that too, but avoid naming the specific company, says Spira.
The details: If you have kids, Spira advises mentioning that upfront, along with their ages. "If the relationship moves forward, your date will eventually meet your kids."If you're divorced, your profile isn't the place to mention it—let that be part of a conversation. A straightforward profile at any age will help ensure swiping success.
actually it happens in EVERY CASE of someone dating significantly younger).
That youth can feel intoxicating, literally, as one taps physically, psychologically and emotionally into the typically higher spirits, energy, fitness and desire that often exists with relative youth (and, of course, it is all relative, as a 60 year old is the fountain of youth for an 80 year old looking for a new lease on life).
To help you nail the perfect profile and master the world of online dating no matter what you're looking for, we asked the experts for how to create the perfect dating profile in your twenties, thirties, and forties.
The details: List where you went to school in your profile, says Julie Spira, an award-winning online dating expert and digital dating coach.
Recently she told me “a secret” – at the beginning of last summer her Pilates instructor was asked for her name and number by his Pilates client that immediately followed her weekly session – he was a fit and handsome 25 year old law student.
After some initial resistance, trepidation and disbelief, she gave the number and proceeded to have an old-fashioned summer fling with the younger man, including months of fully-planned dates to restaurants, festivals and theater (the way a young suitor might do) with flowers, opened car doors and next-day notes. I had an opportunity that seemed promising with someone my own age and I didn’t want to let it go for something that was fun but probably not long term.” The point of that story is that people can be of two minds in dating.