The relationship expert shared her six-step plan to help women start dating like a grown-up. If you find yourself dating again in your 50s, chances are a major life event -- whether it be divorce or losing your loved one -- has given you quite the beating.Tell us what you think of her advice -- and your own experiences dating after 50 -- in the comments below. So before you rush out looking for love again, it's important to be ok with who you are, said Palmer.In fact, practically any two player game will work for a married couple or those in a relationship.However, finding the right game for you, your spouse, and others in your friend group may take a little time.
"A lot of people are still holding on to the old vision of themselves." 2. But holding on to that impossible list isn't fair to you or the men you date, Palmer said.
If you see someone who looks sad or distressed say a prayer or lend a hand. Even if you don’t exchange shoes, at least change roles for the evening. Turn off your cell phones, computer, the TV, and the lights. It need not be original, just something you took the effort to find. If tent camping is a new experience for you, try it, you might like it. For fun you might want to randomly read a sentence from each of your respective books and see what bizarre combinations this makes. Share what you find physically attractive about your spouse.
Each spouse privately creates a funny costume from what you have around the house. Let go of any inhibitions about being neat and tidy. Find someone who does and volunteer to rake theirs. Use your imagination to see what’s left to do without electricity. It doesn’t have to be one of those fancy, expensive parks. Do those silly arcade games like skee ball or whack-a-mole. Build something together – ice cream sundaes, a pizza with your favorite toppings, a tower of blocks. Take an early morning or evening bike ride together. Stop at a quaint café for breakfast or get an ice cream cone or other treat along the way. Borrow a tent, sleeping bags, and some advice from a veteran camper and spend a night in the woods – or at least a backyard. The Bible may not seem like a date book but try sharing your favorite passage with each other. During the dark of winter, make some light together.
If you’re already the risk-taking type, do something responsible, for example, pick up litter around a park or volunteer at a soup kitchen together.
Try star gazing in your own back yard or out in the country. If you’re the scientific type, you might get a star map and try to identify constellations. You get the drinks, the snacks, his/her slippers, favorite game, etc. Just make sure that you alternate the favor sometime soon.
For all the positive stories of long lost loves and happily married couples we post on Huff/Post50, we know that many are finding themselves back in the dating game for the first time in years.