Here are four common fears I hear, along with some helpful tips for moving past them. Many of my clients bemoan that they’ll never meet someone and have started to believe that they’ll be single forever.
Many like to joke about becoming cat ladies (or dog ladies) but behind their joking is a belief that they really are going to be alone. “I’m going to meet someone,”) is that, if you repeat it to yourself often enough, you’ll start to believe it’s really true.
While not all of my clients pursue psychotherapy specifically for dating guidance, their goal to be in a fulfilling, healthy relationship often comes up during treatment.
More than 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus. That’s true whether you’re 16 or 56, but more than 40 percent don’t believe there is anyone “out there” to date.They have found profound relief in naming those fears and redirecting them into a more positive internal narrative.If you’ve experienced these fears as well, rest assured that they are just fears and not a prediction of the future for you.When you lose hope, you close yourself off to new opportunities of meeting someone interesting.
The key to combating this fear is to change your internal dialog. “never” and “always”), try to frame your frustration positively: “Just because I haven’t met anyone doesn’t mean I won’t meet anyone in the future.” Remember, you aren’t a fortune teller (and neither am I).
Most people want to find a friend or a life partner, and to meet the dates who may fulfill this desire, many 50-somethings, about 80 percent in fact, do it the old-fashioned way — through friends or family. Dating after 40 or 50 means taking control of your love life, just like you do the rest of your life. Baggage bonding is when an early date shifts into deep conversation about some baggage you have in common. You start comparing your horrific ex-spouses or your crazy awful dates. Men know who and what they want, often better than we do. The last thing you want at 55 is to wake up in the morning with flashbacks to your days as a 20-something, right? His manners, his shirt, his smile, the way he talks about his kids. If he walks away from the date having shared too much or hasn’t learned about you, then there won't be a second date.
It means being kind to yourself and the men you meet. I have compiled a list of Dating Do’s and Don’ts exclusively for women like you. These are for the woman who is done repeating the same mistakes, and is ready to find her grown-up love story. It starts off innocently with a question like “So what happened with your marriage? Nothing positive can possibly come from this, sister. Yes, I know he said he was going to call you, I know you had a great date and want to see him again. That’s especially true of the grownup men that you’re dating. Unless you can talk with your dude about safe sex and the status of your relationship after intimacy, steer clear of the sack. Start off with the positive and try to stay in mode before you decide he’s not right for you.
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Dating in today’s fast-paced, dating app-filled world can be really tough.