Gay dating articles
You're quick to assess if your date wants the same level of relationship as you, whether that's casual or committed.
You recognize dysfunction and mismatches faster now than you did when you were younger.
“When you have it,” he says, “you have to keep using it.
When it’s gone, it’s like, ‘Oh good, I can go back to my life now.’ I would stay up all weekend and go to these sex parties and then feel like shit until Wednesday.
Neither is dating at midlife — especially if you're a gay man. But don't let that be your excuse for sitting home on Saturday night watching reruns of The Golden Girls.
Think more about keeping a sparkle in your eyes and less on fighting the fine lines around them. Pick your meet 'n' greet venues wisely Does walking into a gay bar make you feel more out of place than Lady Gaga shopping for clothes at a mall?
Yes, it's true that the Olympic-sized pool of dating prospects you swam in years ago seems like a lap lane when you reach your 50s. Get off of the sideline and get involved in your passions and interests.
For example, if you like the outdoors, join a gay hiking or walking group, and meet men while you get fresh air and exercise.
Now it might be comforting to find a partner who can relate to your experiences and your outlook, and has the same pop culture references you do.
It's also a good idea to ask your closest friends for regular feedback (yes, ask them to give you input on your actions and choices), so you don't get stuck in your ways. Realize you can be single and happy Hey, you don't have to tell me it's tough being gay, single and over 50.
If you think you're too old for love or you stopped believing that you can find someone to love who'll love you back, think again. Focus on what you've gained — rich experiences, accomplishments, survivor skills and wisdom.