I’m often asked by women how they can tell if a guy is only looking for sex or if he seriously likes them. If you’re interested in an exclusive, long term relationship, this is an important question to ask yourself. There are several ways you can approach this. One thing that comes to mind (though it
Why it Seems so Hard to Find a Life Partner
Why it Seems so Hard to Find a Life Partner As midlife daters, we’ve all accumulated some bumps and scratches along the way. It can be really frustrating. Why does finding a life partner have to be so damned hard? There are a couple of reasons… First, we all come to the table with some
Can a Woman Ask a Man Out?
Can a Woman Ask a Man Out? “Jonathon, can you please address the issue of how not to come across as too needy? What’s the best way to communicate with a guy after we’ve had three fun dates in a week and now he starts texting instead of calling like he said he would. Should
How to Evaluate a Man’s Emotional Maturity
How to Evaluate a Man’s Emotional Maturity Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than spending your time, money and emotions on a man who is clearly emotionally immature. Have you ever dated a man only to find out later he doesn’t handle disagreements well? Or what about the man who is inconsistent or flaky with
Should Men and Women Share Dating Costs?
The traditional approach has always been that men are expected to pay for dates, but times have changed. In this day and age, should men and women share dating costs? Over the years, I’ve heard women say that they invest a lot before the date to make themselves look as good as possible. They may get
The Importance of Determining Compatibility
The Importance of Determining Compatibility One of the biggest challenges for most midlife singles who are seeking to form a fully committed relationship is determining mutual compatibility. Most of the time physical attraction and chemistry take priority and tend to cloud our good judgement during the early stages of a new relationship. While those attributes
Online Dating is the New Organic
Online Dating is the New Organic If I were paid a dollar each time that I’ve heard about the frustrations of online dating over the years, I’d be rich. Wait a minute, I am rich. (Well, I’m rich with life anyway.) The fact is, for those of us who are over 45, meeting a person
What are the Rules for Midlife Dating?
What Are The Rules for Midlife Dating? Rules, rules and more rules. It’s no wonder that dating is so damned confusing. And to make matters worse, there are so many conflicting rules. If the last time that you dated was a decade ago, (or longer) it can feel pretty overwhelming because back when we were
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