Dating after divorce in your 40s
"Dating in our 40s typically means we know what we want, and we feel pressed to find it quick! "But eliminating fast is often the strategy that prolongs our single status." She warns that there is a thin line between "going with your gut" and being judgmental.
(Are excuses like 'I don't like how their apartment smells,' really deal-breakers?
Morris suggests reframing “baggage” as “life experience,” and Erika Ettin, dating coach and author of has found this to be true.
For example, Ettin says, one of her clients didn’t want to date a man because he took care of his grandson. “It showed that he was dedicated to his family,” says Ettin, who encouraged her client to give it a shot.
Whether you just left a bad marriage, or have been in the dating world for decades, it makes sense to feel like it's your turn to find love.
“Singles over 40 often have an Amazon Prime mentality when it comes to dating,” says relationship expert and founder of Smart Dating Academy, Bela Gandhi.
If you like to dance, ski or go on walks with your dog, mention that. You will connect with another person as the true you." So, how do you know which apps are best for you?
If trial and error sounds stressful, take Novo's guidance: If you have "stranger danger" Bumble is great, because it allows you to make the first move, she says. And for those who feel most comfortable knowing there's a social connection, she likes likes Hinge because it matches based on common friends.
It's safe to assume most people have something they're struggling with.Eldad recommends searching Linkedin for a dating coach that melds with your personality, is ICF certified (that stands for International Coaching Federation), and has a proven track record.