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For Older Men Only: Essential Advice on Dating After Divorce or the Death of a Spouse:

What are some common mistakes that older men make when dating after divorce or bereavement?

At Select Connections we have launched a whole new range of support resources aimed at single men in their 50s, 60s and 70s.

Let's get started with five things that single older men need to know to help them date successfully and hold down a new relationship:

  1. Rushing into a new relationship: One of the biggest mistakes older men make when dating after divorce or bereavement is rushing into a new relationship too quickly. It's important to take the time to heal and process the emotions associated with the end of a previous relationship before jumping into a new one. This can lead to repeating the same mistakes and patterns in the new relationship, and ultimately, another failed relationship.

  2. Comparing new partners to previous ones: Another common mistake is comparing new partners to previous ones. It's important to remember that every person is unique and should be appreciated for who they are, rather than being compared to someone from the past. This can lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment in the new relationship.

  3. Not being open to new experiences: Older men may be set in their ways and not open to trying new things, which can limit the potential for a successful relationship. It's important to be open-minded and willing to try new experiences with a new partner, as this can lead to a deeper connection and a more fulfilling relationship.

  4. Not communicating effectively: Communication is key in any relationship, and older men may struggle with effective communication when dating after divorce or bereavement. It's important, to be honest and open with a new partner about expectations, boundaries, and feelings in order to build a strong foundation for the relationship.

  5. Not taking care of oneself: Finally, older men may neglect self-care when dating after divorce or bereavement. It's important to prioritise self-care, including physical health, mental health, and personal interests, in order to be the best version of oneself and attract a healthy and fulfilling relationship.

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