Dating in your 40s is a whole different ballgame to dating in your teens. Depending on the sort of person you were back then, you either found dating ridiculously easy or ridiculously painful.
Maybe you were a bit of a looker, and the attention you got from the girls was a natural confidence-booster for you. That’s not to say, however, that you can rely on the perks of a youthful body anymore.
Or perhaps you were so ridiculously shy and awkward around girls in your teens that you ended up falling into a relationship almost by accident. In that case, dating in your 40s will probably prove a lot easier for you.
Whatever your dating history, if you’re back in the game now, it’s worth doing a little advanced prep.
If you’ve got an eye on a woman in her 40s, whether you’re a little older or younger than her or you’re also in your 40s, here’s what you need to impress her from the get-go.
1. Have some similarities
If you’re dating a woman in her 40s, chances are, she’s divorced, and she may have kids. It helps if the two of you are in similar boats, which will allow you to complement one another and have a better understanding of each other’s situation.
It’s so important to know exactly who you’re letting into your heart and life before you move any further into the dating game.
2. Avoid disrespect
It’s okay for a woman to say she’s “independent”, but she still needs to respect you as a man.
Equally, you need to find a woman who knows exactly how to create the perfect life of her own, and won’t leach onto you for dependency. Your partnership should mutually bring both of you up, not bring you down.
3. Be involved
When a woman has made a life she’s proud of, she will want you to be involved in it. If she has kids, for instance, there will come a time when she’ll want you to make a real effort with them, even if it’s from a “friendly partner” perspective as opposed to a “fatherly” perspective.
Being involved isn’t only just about family, though – simply planning trips away together or even engaging in emotionally connecting conversations is important.
4. Build a connection
A woman will always tell you what she wants, whether directly or indirectly. You can learn a lot about how to build a connection between the two of you on these occasions. Additionally, it’s highly likely that a woman will want you to initiate during those early stages of your relationship.
Women like it when men set the date – it makes them feel wanted – but after the first, second or third dates, women should start to initiate their own dates.
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to dating women in their 40s, but these tips are a great place to start.
If you’re new to the dating game, the most important thing is not to put too much pressure on yourself.
Kindness, honesty and reliability are the three most important traits when you’re dating over 40, and most people have these traits already – so it’s really not as scary as it seems.
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