Fifty Years Old And Never married
The first thing you should realize if you are over 50 and have never been married is that it is possible to have a healthy and happy single life.
Many single people over 50 have had at least one divorce and it might make you feel like you went wrong somewhere. This is not the case.
Everyone’s case is unique and I’m sure you have your own set of reasons for being single at 50. Regardless, there is a whole world of singles out there and you are not too old to take advantage of it.
Don’t Worry What Friends And Family Think
The next most important thing you need to realize is that, while you may not be damaged goods, many will rush to that judgement.
It’s natural to think that, if you are over 50 and not married, you must have been doing something wrong or you are not a good person to date. It’s up to you to show them that you are just as desirable as someone who has tried marriage and failed.
Retain your confidence and show them that you are not married simply because you never found the right person.
The “TODAY” Show did a survey that found that, out of the singles over 50 surveyed, only 18 percent said that they were dating. 40 percent of them said that they were thinking about it, but they were not actually doing it.
The other 60 percent said that they don’t need a relationship to be happy. Why would 40 percent think about it and not do it? You have the experience to do it right now and dating can be amazing if you open yourself up to it.
You Know Better What You Want In Your Fifties
The truth is; most people make better decisions about who they date when they start getting older. It’s especially true at an age like 50 when you are old enough to have some wisdom, but you still have some pep in your step.
When we are young, we have hormones raging and we have our whole life in front of us. We tend to be a little more reckless and tend to date whomever excites us. At 50, you have already been through that.
One dating solution that more and more people over fifty are using is online dating. It’s a growing phenomenon and shows no sign of losing popularity with any age bracket any time soon.
If you haven’t met someone online then you probably know someone else who has. Sites like Ourtime.com, SinglesOver50.com, 50plus-club.com, and SeniorMatch.com connect you with other singles your age in a way that is compatible with your lifestyle.
Many single over 50 also use standard dating sites like Match.com and OK Cupid and their numbers are growing every day.
The drawback with online dating is that you will likely have to go through some duds before you have any success. It is very easy for you to sign up and publish your profile, but it’s also easy for spammers and for people to pose as something that they are not.