10 Mistakes All Women Should Avoid When Dating In Their 40s


#3. Being picky, but not picking well

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10 Mistakes All Women Should Avoid When Dating In Their 40s

By all means, do not compromise your standards to date someone. That always ends up with one person or the other being unhappy in the ensuing relationship.

What we mean by not being picky, but picking well, is to come to the realization that no single person is perfect… but that there is someone perfect for you. Instead of focusing on all the non-relevant things that don’t matter in the end and won’t contribute to your happiness, concentrate on the things that do. Be completely clear with yourself in what you absolutely need from the person you’re dating and forgo the idea of a perfectly flawless person.

In the end, aren’t you looking for someone who will love your quirks? So why not love theirs?

 

#4. Not giving him a chance

 

10 Mistakes All Women Should Avoid When Dating In Their 40s

At the age of 40, women have already gone through a lot when it comes to dating. The heartbreaks and experiences may not have hardened us, but they sure have been etched in our memory. It’s because of this, that we become so quick to dismiss someone we’re dating; something they say or do may trigger one of the bad or sad memories of our past.

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It’s best to remember that not all people are the same and that your experiences with people can vary drastically, no matter how much they remind you of a bad relationship. Identify your “absolute nots” such as your date showing up drunk, finding them to be abusive in one manner or another, or seeing differences in things that mean the most to you such as religion or children. If it’s not in your “absolute nots”, then give it a go. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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