Of course, over 50s dating can present some interesting challenges. By the nature of things, mature-aged singles bring decades of life experience to the table –the good, the bad and the ugly. Whether it’s emotional hurt from a previous relationship, stagnant ideas about how a relationship should work or grief from the loss of a loved one, older singles sometimes doubt whether they can or should get back in the dating game.
Our partner Psychologist Sam Owen says this doubt can be a vicious cycle; 'As we get older and children have flown the nest, we can have fewer people in our social network, which can increase feelings of loneliness and perpetuate low self-esteem in some.'
So it's time to jump back in the saddle. See below for our 3 top tips.