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Older Dating: What every older single should know

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Uncoupling can be difficult to deal with, especially for elderly men. It is observed that the fear of staying alone is something that bothers them the most. On the other hand, men who try to look for another life companion, remain skeptical on how to impress their new partner.

There is no doubt about the fact that starting to date in 50s or beyond is an uphill task. Older people might have a lot of questions to be resolved before they make out with a prospective companion. Fortunately, a study was conducted to understand these factors, with a hope of answering a few questions.

The survey, which involved 1000 men and 600 women, found out that 36% of women and 31% of the men would notice the other person’s eyes. The second most attractive feature is smile. Besides, only 20% of the men and 6% of the women claimed to have checked out the other person’s body on their first date.

This purpose of this article is to answer some of the commonly asked questions pertaining to older online dating.

Should a guy pay on the first date?

According to the dating sites for older people, 92% of the males said they pay for the first date, while 80% of the women expect them to do so.Experts believe that women, who offer to pay for the first date, may be doing so for 2 main reasons – they don’t like their partner and don’t want to feel indebted to accept another date or they simply want to show their financial independence.

What qualities do women look for in a man?

According to the survey, 50% of the women said humor is the first trait they’d look for in a companion. In addition, 48% said honesty and integrity are also essential in a long term relationship.While honesty and a sense of humor are certainly very important, appearance also matters. Make sure you dress well while heading out on your first date.

How many dates are needed before you get physical?

32% of the men say three dates are enough before you hook up. On the other hand, 18% said they are ready to go naked on the first date. On the contrary, women would want to wait until the fifth date, with only 2%  mature ladies who are comfortable with having sex on the first date.

Dating experts believe that men are a little impatient in this regard. Senior men move on and come to conclusions pretty early. On the other hand, women are advised to let the man know if you’re interested but not quite ready at the moment.