In modern society, dating is a regular part of the social hierarchy of finding the love of your life. Given that, the introduction of modern technology has created an influx of “quick hitting” dating apps and websites that aren’t helpful for people looking for long term relationships instead of short term flings.
Nevertheless, one good thing about love is that it comes from the heart. This simply means that love has no age limit nor does it have boundaries. Just as the famous adage goes, ‘love has no boundaries’, I concur and I think we all should, reason being that there have been very many successful late marriages that blossomed and are still booming. Whenever we hit your 40s or 50s, that’s when we all realize how serious we want our relationships to be. We know and have a clear image of what we want in an effort of looking for meaningful love.
So how can we find life partners at this stage?
Perhaps before getting deep into this, we have to acknowledge one thing first and that is everyone craves for love and attention. We all want to feel wanted until the very end because it is an obvious observation that we, humans, are social creatures and respond to how people around us treat us. The same applies to relationships across all ages, especially during our 40s and 50s.
The reason as to why most individuals have poor relationships that fail even before they go far can be summed up into two words, quick dating. Quick dating basically entails using online dating sites and applications such as tinder and craigslist. Speed dating also falls under this category as it entails a formalized matchmaking procedure for people seeking to get into relationships. It involves being matched with someone of the opposite or same gender based on your taste and preference and having a little chat with them to see if you like them or not.
As enticing as quick dating sounds, it is not the best idea, leave alone being a good idea for meeting your match. This is due to false details that may be included in the dating sites, making the entire process one big scam. You will meet endless encounters of false profiles owing to the easier accessibility of these dating sites that does not entail proper screening procedures. In addition to that, determining if you have a personal connection with someone is quite difficult hence no real feedback is given. Having to compete with the youth may also pose a great hindrance to your chances of finding a partner.
One of the ways professional singles in their 40’s and 50’s have found life partners is through matchmakers who particularly appeal to this demographic, there are particular companies like Dating HK Professional Consultant Mei Ling from Matchmakers Asia who only help this demographic find suitable professionals in the same age group and matches candidates based on a long list of background research and interviews.
All-in-all dating should be a fun an enjoyable experience with your loved ones. It is prudent however to note that it does not have any boundary that may prevent you from venturing into its adventure. So yes, being in your forties and fifties is a radiant age to find your long-lasting partner.