Top Five Tips for Dating at 50
It’s a well-known fact: Dating at 50 is a lot more fun than dating at 20. Think about it: you are a lot more interesting, smarter, and sexier and have way better life’s stories. And, you don’t have to ask your mom to borrow the car. Come on in, the water is delicious
Here are 5 Easy Ways to get ‘Back in the Dating Saddle’ and ride off into sunset.
1.Talk to Strangers. Your Mother was wrong: Do talk to strangers. Everyday. It’s okay, and heartily recommended that you smile and say “hey” to five strangers every single day. Try this new mantra on for size: Flirt, flirt, and flirt again. Start with a smile. Would it kill you to say hello?
2 Volunteer for a Change– check out OneBrick.com, Food Runners, City guides or a local film festival. See San Francisco’s two very popular organizations: St Anthony’s or Casa de las Madres for volunteer opportunities. Check Craigslist for volunteer listings – usher at a play or do a good deed and meet new people. See Meetup.com for hundreds of organizations in your zip code. Volunteers are Love in Motion.
3. You’re Not Alone. There are 20+ million singles back in the dating game. Many of us got bored playing Solitaire and want to play a rousing game of Hearts. Get in the World Series swing of things. The San Francisco Giants in the World Series is a city-wide celebration – and the passion runs deep. Wear black and orange, scour the Sporting Green. Once again, the Giants capture the hearts and imaginations of millions. Join the party.
Get out of the house and join a walking, hiking, biking, rowing, kayaking, birding, debate, tennis, ping-pong, or spelunking club. Say, “Yes!” to any party, viewing, event or celebration. Go, Giants!
4. Go Outside and Play. You know: life is short and why waste time? Refrain from perching over a phone waiting for it to ring or checking your emails 10 times a day. Your mother was right: “Go outside and play.” Get off the couch, push away from Facebook and “Dancing with Stars.” Go out. Find a friend and explore where the action is in the City.
(See: Top Ten Places to Meet Men and Women in Marin and SF)
5. Ride On. There will always be a Greek chorus of friends and family urging you to get back on the horse. Are you really ready to start dating, again? If you have images of a sweet pony ride dancing in your head, be prepared. This foray in dating is more like the electronic bull you remember from that John Travolta movie, Urban Cowboy.
Best advice: “Better buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
Get in the game, get active, and enjoy the new Adventures in Date World