Just give and seek enough information to get a reasonable handle on things. Critically, don’t let anyone tell you it’s time to settle. Is it that a 40 year-old wouldn’t flirt and go on dates? Is it that 40 year-olds live in some alternate universe where the rules that apply to 20 and 30-year olds no longer work?Maybe I’m being dumb and naiive here, but I don’t believe any of those things. If you have an opinion, ANY opinion at all about dating in your 40’s and beyond, please make sure you watch this episode of LOVELife and share your thoughts in the comments below. While being in a relationship can be an amazing addition to many people’s lives, there are countless others who will tell you otherwise. Dating apps can be brilliant things, especially if you’re in your 40s and haven’t dated for years. You’re looking for someone a little younger, so the app shows you octogenarian. ‘You’re in grab-a-granny territory now.’ Here’s a barn. Is there anything more depressing than people having to specifically ask potential suitors not to send photos of their junk? Then consider that those guys then have to make their way onto a website and most importantly like you back. I’ve got a friend I’m going to set you up with Brilliant! Now take those away, because they’re taken and consider what’s left. Depending on the day, this makes me want to say, how’s the sex life? If and when I do meet someone, you’ll be the first to know! I don't want to be YOUR night in - what I want is a night out. You're amazing and you WILL find someone OK this is the one you DO say....
As with dating at any age, don’t feel you have to share your entire life history on the first or second date.
But does that really mean that the same rules no longer apply once we hit 40?
What is it about turning 40 that makes life so different?
Click to see all the people who looked at your profile and then decided that they’d rather stay single forever. When did joining a dating service involve more exams than an entire university course?
Maybe you should take Dentastix to the first date, just in case. The more niche the app, the more awkward it is when you spot your supposedly happily married next-door neighbour, your local MP or your priest offering unspeakable depravity.