Senior Dating Etiquette from Rav's blog

Are you looking to date again? But since you have not dated for long and your last date was decades ago, the dating scene has surely changed.  So you are apprehensive about dating at 60 and want to be cautious with each step. Senior dating etiquette remains the same. 


Women still want to feel loved and cared for while men still do not hesitate to show their gentlemanly demeanor.  So what are the senior dating etiquette that you do not want to miss?


1.      First date payment

Should men always pay for the first date? Well, it is generally the case. But some senior men are now living on social security, which means they do not have a lot to splurge on lavish meals. So if men were to pay for the date, it is rational for women to their meal choices modest.  In some cases, men might expect their women partners to pay or at least pitch in.


2.      Senior dating behavior

If you are struggling with funds, it is in your best interest to keep your selection of venue in mind. Pay for dinner. When you’re spending less, it should not hurt to do all of those extra gentlemanly things. There is no monetary value attached to this show of etiquette but it will help in the growth of the feelings of attraction. Small gentlemanly etiquette can impress her. Open the restaurant door and car door for her. Present her a rose.


3.      Questions

Well, it’s your first date as a senior. You want to make this experience pleasant for both of you. It’s okay to ask a few questions about themselves. However, that does not mean throwing a volley of questions at her. It is a mistake to try to get all of the answers at once. This mistake might cause her date to freak out.


4.      Cultural differences

There are cultural differences and they might cause problems in senior relationships. Some seniors might come from a culture where affection was not openly shown. While you might find it a way to show love and affection by holding hands, some cultures may maintain distances and may not treat this as normal until you get to know each other or enter into a relationship. So you do not want to make the date feel uncomfortable. It would help to talk through cultural challenges first and show respect to each other.


5.      Take Your Time

Good senior etiquette is all about giving time to each other to understand and take the relationship further.  Do not forget to show gentlemanly behaviour at all occasions. Once the relationship is past a couple of months, you can ask her to meet at a venue. Your gentleman-like approach to the relationship will never be faulted. Some older daters can continue to correspond via email without actually meeting her in person. Now you do not want to get stuck in the email land; rather, it would help to meet sooner. Emailing is not dating. After transitioning to a committed relationship, it’s time to open up the discussion about taking the relationship further.

All in all, do not try to rush the process. Give the relationship time. Some senior daters are in a hurry to rush the process. Build confidence and trust in the relationship and exhibit senior dating etiquette as a showcase of your being a gentleman. You are more likely to win her heart if that’s what you aim to do.

 


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