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The Unspoken Rules of Over 40s Dating

Who says that dating gets easier with age? Far from being a straightforward dating landscape over 40s dating is just as full of unspoken dating rules as any other dating scene, so here at Mature.Dating a we thought that we'd give you a helping hand by listing the do's, the don'ts and the little known rules for over 40s dating.

Despite being mature, not everyone knows what they're looking for
A common misconception by some is that senior daters are far more aware of what it is that they're looking for, however this, for many is far from the case. Generally speaking however when approaching internet dating for the first time it's advisable that you outline generally what you're looking for, be this companionship or long term love.

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The World of Over 40 Singles

It may not happen the first time, or even the fourth or fifth time
Online dating has many wonderful qualities, such as providing a platform to a world of other over 40 singles, however despite all of the searching and qualifying of potential first dates in the world, you most likely won't find 'the one' or even a suited companion the first time. So being reasonable about expectations is key to appreciating online dating for all that it is, and essential for maintaining a positive outlook that you will come across someone suited to you eventually.

Over 40s Dating venues have more choice than ever
Despite being more mature, the options for first time dates are decidedly open. From going an art gallery, to experiencing the very best restaurants, choosing a venue for your date really has no restrictions (asides from meeting in public, as is must follow safety advice).

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A Lifetime of Experience

Over 40s daters very often have a more balanced outlook
Online dating in general should never involve potential dates being too over familiar or too clingy, however over 40 daters benefit from a lifetime of experience, and realising that sending too many messages than is welcome or responded to comes pretty naturally to you. What's more, the whole cat and mouse game of dating and being 'hard to get' can take somewhat of a back seat for many as mature daters tends to be more self-assured and confident as to what they're looking for. That said, there's no excuse for not wining and dining one another, paying attention to each other and paying the odd compliment here and there.

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Faux Pas and Social Potholes

It pays to let go of constraints that previous relationships or marriages have built
Many over 40 online daters have experienced or just emerged from a long term relationship or marriage. From this it can be difficult to reset one's expectations as to how you should be treated and who may be out there for you. However you should at least try to let go of how you imagine relationships to be and look forward to once again being free and single with a world full of options and possibilities.

Dating over 40 needn't be full of potential faux pas and social potholes; with our blogging team on your side you'll enjoy dates that run smoothly and online interactivity that helps you find the person that you've been looking for. What's even better is that at Mature.Dating you'll be able to join our community and get a feel for online life for free. So get started today and find out what you've been missing!