A survivor’s guide to dating when you’re over 50


Dating fun in your 50s Picture: AaronAmat) John was a crushing bore but he did have a fabulous yacht and a heart condition (Picture: AaronAmat)

As more and more older people are joining dating sites, here’s a quick guide to what to expect when you start dating men over 50.

Stop being a teacher

Even though they’re more mature, many people either don’t understand how to use the English language or simply don’t care about spelling or grammar.

Drop the red pen or you’ll never get a date.

Don’t whinge about your ex

Your date doesn’t want to hear about who got the dog/cat/set of pans.

He’s probably worrying about his own problems – such as his own custody battle over the garden shed.

Don’t drink too much on a first date

This is a tricky one.

On bad dates you won’t get a chance to speak much so it’s tempting to down the alcohol a lot…

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