Dating rules for men over 50
Cell phone etiquette: Unless you are a brain surgeon on call, turn off your cell phone during a date.(Actually making a show of turning it off while looking deep into your date’s eyes and saying that getting to know them is more important than any call is sure to win you points.) Answering calls or texts during a date—unless it is an emergency– is just plain rude. Whomever asked the other out usually pays, but men over 50 may be uncomfortable with this.You’ll want to know if they are who and what they say they are, but don’t go all Columbo.If a man says he’s tall and handsome, but turns up short and ugly—well, nearly everybody lies on dating sites.Online dating is now the norm, with people getting to know each other online — or at least screening each other — before that first date.Your career is significantly further along than it was decades ago; financial security is often a benefit to dating later in life. Aging and death aren’t as distant as they once were. Know your boundaries and values before starting to date someone new.Kitt Walsh owns a web content company, Behind Blogs ( is a regular contributor to CNN Money, a public speaker on Social Media, a book editor and ghostwriter, and freelances as a feature writer, editor and marketing consultant for magazines, newspapers and private clients around the world., and I use it a lot with my business clients who are looking to step up their business or expand their career.
Enjoy yourself, take time to get to know someone (and let them know you—the real you—you don’t have time for do-overs) and bring along your sense of humor.
Keep your photos/videos and erotic emails to yourself until you feel very secure in the relationship.