I am just going to put this out there – I am 41 and single! Did I expect to looking for love again at this age? No, I really didn’t, but life doesn’t always follow the path you think it will. I thought that by now, I would be settled in a long-term relationship (possibly married) and be happy and content with my life. I did have the long-term relationship, the house and a future that should have been full of happiness. All of my dreams and future plans got torn apart when my ex partner and I split up. My life as I knew it, got ripped out from under me. I had to get used to being single again, after being with him for almost 5 years.
After taking a bit of time to sort myself out and get my life and myself back on track, I have decided it’s time to think about dating again. The thought of dating fills me with a whole host of emotions – nerves and dread. Also, I am excited at having someone new in my life, spending time together and getting to know each other. It has been a really long time since I have been on a ‘first date’ with someone as I was in my last relationship for almost 5 years.
Looking for love again?
Now I am older, navigating the dating scene is going to be quite new to me. Finding love online from dating apps and dating sites is increasing in popularity. Especially through lockdown when actual physical dating has become almost non-existent. So, it looks as if older dating online is the way forward for me, and for others like me, who are older and still want to find love. And why shouldn’t we want to find love? We all deserve to be happy.
Dating when you are older can actually be a lot easier and a lot more fun than when you are younger. Being a bit older, you have more life experience, and probably have experienced being in a long-term relationship previously. You know what you want from a new relationship and a new partner. But you will also be very aware of what you don’t want from a new relationship. Looking for love when you are older, you are able to draw on your own experiences of love and heartbreak.
Having not been in a relationship for a period of time, like myself, you start to miss the little things about having a special someone in your life. For me, it’s the little things. Cuddles on the sofa watching a film, someone to talk to when you have had a bad day. Someone to come shopping with me, someone to laugh with. Because not only am I looking for a partner, I am looking for a best friend too. And just because I am older, it doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t have all of those things and be happy and in love again.
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