Getting back into the dating scene later on in life can seem really scary. You may have experienced a break up or lost a loved one but it is never too late to find love. Here we discover all you need to know about staying safe while finding love over the age of 40.
Finding love over the age of 40
If you’re Single and Mature then you may feel like dating these days has completely changed. You may feel like you’ve lived an entire life and getting back in to dating seems a bit exhausting. It needn’t feel like that though. Yes, it is really daunting throwing yourself into something that you don’t understand anymore. But it can also be fun and exciting and you could meet the love of your life even when you thought it wasn’t possible.
If you’ve become single later on in life either due to a divorce or the loss of a loved one then you may feel like that’s it. You might feel like you had your chance and now it’s gone. But that just isn’t true.
Staying safe while online dating
Okay so dating can be really fun and exciting. But you also need to ensure you’re staying safe as well. Online dating has taken over in recent years and it’s a great way to meet someone new. There are even over 50s dating sites for the older generation. But with online dating taking over it can be really easy to get scammed through dating sites. Often if something doesn’t quite feel right about a situation it usually means that it’s not.
If someone asks you to send them money then don’t. You might be thinking ‘well of course I wouldn’t send money to someone I don’t know!’. But all too often unsuspecting decent people get scammed into sending money over to a virtual lover. These scammers are clever and they suck you in by faking a relationship with you just to get the money from you.
Stay safe while meeting someone new in person
It isn’t just online scams you have to be concerned about but also meeting up with someone new in person. When you first decide to meet with someone new always ensure a friend or relative knows where you will be. You could try using a code word with that person. For example your friend could ring you while you’re on your date and you would decide on a word or phrase to say so they know you’re safe.
Also consider the place you choose to meet up. Try to pick somewhere that there are likely to be lots of people. Choosing a place like this means that if anything did happen you would have plenty of people around you to help. Try something like a coffee date in town or maybe a restaurant. Both of these places should have people around but can also give you both chance to talk and get to know each other.
This is a collaborative post.