Dating advice meeting his friends
Whether you’ve been dating for a while or you’re re-entering the dating scene after heartache, don’t fear dating after 50.What you’ve lost to Father Time you’ve gained in wisdom and experience. Dating may seem a little scarier now than it did when you were in your twenties, but in many ways nothing has changed.
You don’t need official statistics to tell you divorce is a pretty strong trend. If you’re lucky, he has learned from the past and won’t make those same errors again with you. Sometimes people make the same mistakes in their relationships, over and over and over again. If you’re dating a divorced guy who has a tendency to repeat errors continuously in other areas of his life, then you’d better beware. A serious problem may come up if your guy has been hurt by his failed marriage. ) ended the relationship, then you might have an up-hill-battle on your hands.
If you already have kids, this can provide a great way to bond with him – the children are something you have in common.
HOWEVER, keep in mind that kids can be very protective and even cruel! Don’t boss them around or act overly ‘motherly’, but do show interest and encourage them in the things they’re good at. Being ‘dad’s new girlfriend’ takes time getting used to, and they’ll probably resent you for taking their mom’s place. And don’t be upset if they don’t immediately like you. Also, keep in mind that the younger the children are, the easier it will be for you to start bonding with them.
Dating is still about getting to know someone, taking the time to see if you connect spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically. From early on, be intentional about showing real interest in the other person and getting to know one another as transparently as possible.
Most of that age-old advice is as pertinent as ever: Be yourself, smile, keep an open mind, and be honest.