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17 Reasons Dating Is So Much Harder in Your 50s

Best Life Logo By Alesandra Dubin of Best Life | Slide 1 of 18: Remember when dating was about meeting a potential mate through a friend and getting to know them over dinner and a movie? Well, if you're dating in your 50s, you know that it can be so much more complicated than that idyllic scene of your younger years. You might be reemerging on the dating scene following a long hiatus, perhaps after being divorced or widowed—only to find that the rules (and technology) of the game have changed. In fact, there are many particular challenges that come with dating as a 50-something. Here, therapists, relationship coaches, couples counselors, and more explain why dating is so much harder at mid-life. And for some insightful dating advice for those over 50, check out the 50 Best Tips for Dating Over 50.

17 Reasons Dating Is So Much Harder in Your 50s

Remember when dating was about meeting a potential mate through a friend and getting to know them over dinner and a movie? Well, if you're dating in your 50s, you know that it can be so much more complicated than that idyllic scene of your younger years. You might be reemerging on the dating scene following a long hiatus, perhaps after being divorced or widowed—only to find that the rules (and technology) of the game have changed. In fact, there are many particular challenges that come with dating as a 50-something. Here, therapists, relationship coaches, couples counselors, and more explain why dating is so much harder at mid-life.

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