Dating at 40s
I was wiser, more confident and knew myself better. Right, a leisurely activity where you chat with someone over a drink or a meal to discern whether an intimate long-term relationship is possible.On the flip side, the unromantic conditions of my overseas life had caused severe loss of dating know-how. Conversation should be relaxed and flow without awkward silences.
Get rid of the "Perfect List.”Be realistic, but don't settle. Don't look for crazy chemistry (again, you're not 20 anymore), look for affection, respect, love, honesty, and someone you can see being your BEST FRIEND and LOVER for the rest of your life.If you find the person attractive, interesting and fun, you arrange to meet again. My reintroduction to dating in Toronto was set to happen at a hip downtown bar with a couple of friends.