MIAMI (CBS4) – Dating is tough for anyone in any age group, but as people get older it becomes tougher.
Laurence Sanchez has yet to discover the secret recipe for dating in her 40’s.
“Many woman my age, above 44, have children and they come as a package,” said Sanchez whose package includes her children which she has from her first marriage of 20 years.
She is looking for someone that would take care of her kids like she would take care of theirs. But when people are too old to date like they did when they were in college and they are too young to only focus on the perfect companion to live out the rest of their lives, then they are considered to be middle aged and dating.
“The older we get, the more experience we have. Some call it baggage I call it experience,” Ann Robbins a match maker and certified relationship expert.
Some of the dating challenges include having too many choices, and not enough time to evaluate them, or simply being too selective.
So how can you fix it and find your mate:
- Know your values
- Identify your needs
- Make yourself a priority
- Make time for dating
- Learn from your mistakes
- Expand your social network.
The most important lesson of all, is to take your time and search for the perfect ingredients to make the perfect relationship.
“So far it is fun. I do not know how long, but so far it is fun,” said Sanchez.