For many people, finding love in their 40’s is more challenging then for someone in their 20’s and 30’s, but this does not have to be the case; There are many advantages to looking for love in your 40’s that younger folks might not have. As someone who has reached their 4th decade, the 40-something is likely to have learned many life-lessons that their younger counterparts might still have yet to learn. As the owner of a matchmaking service, I see many forty-somethings coming to me trying to start again which is why I wrote this article
Many people looking for love in their 40’s have already been through a marriage or a few long-term relationships and now knows better what they are looking for the second time around.
As a professional matchmaker here are four tips for forty-somethings looking to meet their dream mate:
1. Take good care of yourself:
You are in the prime of your life, make sure to take good care of yourself. The partying, drinking and smoking you did in your 20’s just doesn’t fly anymore. Get a good gym routine, get enough sleep and make sure to eat right. Not only will taking care of yourself make you look better for your potential matches, it will also give you a self-confidence that can’t be bought.
2. Learn from past relationships:
Being in your 40’s you have probably already been though several long-term relationships, take time to reflect on what did and did not work on them. Simply coasting by hoping things will work out doesn’t cut it. You need to confront and tackle any bad tendencies ( or bad tendencies you are attracted to) from the past and go forward as the full-fledged adult you are.
3. Love Yourself First:
If you don’t love yourself, how can anyone else? Make sure to take care of your health, make time to have fun on your own, try to reduce stress and lead a good life in general. If a potential match sees that you are happy and confidant with yourself and your life, they will be more interested in you as a potential partner.