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7 dating tips for adults

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If you’re a single mature woman looking for love, consider us your wingman. Come along as we break down these seven dating tips for adults.

If you’re a single mature woman looking for love, consider us your wingman. We’ve gathered heaps of relationship advice from experts, along with other food for thought to help you re-enter the dating scene with confidence. Come along as we break down these seven dating tips for adults.

  1. Be sure you’re ready to date

If you’re ready to start dating again, that’s great! But be sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Experts suggest ignoring well-intentioned friends and family who may be encouraging you to get back out there before you’re ready. If you still need time to heal from a previous relationship or don’t feel comfortable dating, it’s perfectly okay.

  1. Get socially active

While online dating has its perks, there are many other offline ways to meet potential suitors. Start by attending social events or places that draw a crowd. Strike up conversations with those around you at sporting events, fitness centers, or shops around town. You never know who you could meet!

Use these tips for striking up a conversation — without small talk.

  1. Create an honest online profile

If you decide to try online dating, it’s crucial that your profile is an honest reflection of who you are. Post recent, untouched pictures of yourself rather than old or edited ones. Be sure your description accurately states your hobbies, interests, and what you’re looking for in a partner. Being truthful is more likely to lead you to someone who will love you for you.

Check out the best dating apps for people over 40.

  1. Exude confidence

Experts believe that confident behavior can make you more attractive. From your eye contact to the way you smile, self-confident actions can help you establish a connection with a special someone.

Discover 6 ways to build your body confidence here.

  1. Plan a unique date

While a dinner date is classic, consider doing something unique and memorable instead.

Discover what research revealed as the best conversation topic on a first date.

  1. Use protection

If your dating relationship becomes sexual, be sure to use protection. While pregnancy prevention may not be top of mind during this phase of your life, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) can happen at any age. Talk to your gynecologist to discuss the best protection methods for you.

Learn more about STDs and how to protect yourself here.

  1. Watch for red flags

As you get to know your date better, watch for subtle warning signs that could be red flags. Jealousy, blaming, and frequent criticism are common emotional abuse strategies. If you need help ending a potentially harmful relationship, seek help from a trusted friend, your women’s health doctor, or contact our local People Against a Violent Environment (PAVE) chapter.

While we aren’t matchmakers, we can arm you with dating tips for adults that can help you feel more confident as you date. To consult with our doctors and women’s health team, request an appointment online or call 920.885.6090 today.

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