After divorce, dating is an entirely different game. You've had personal experiences shape you, you've acquired intelligence that you didn't have at 20, and you walk differently because of it.
He has these same qualities and won't be looking for the same things that he would have looked for when he was younger. Here are some great reminders that can help you to leave a lasting impression on your date.
Create an captivating image.
Whether you're looking for something serious or something casual, you still want to appeal to his superficial nature by building the first connection. You don't have to be "sexy and in your 20's" but he does want to find something captivating about you.
Smile a lot.
Just as with younger men, older men are still drawn in by a smile and like you, he will carry his own battle scars. A smile reaches out to him and shows him your beauty and enthusiasm.
Make him feel like a man.
Whether he's recently divorced or he hasn't been with a woman in ages, he's still a man and wants to be treated like one. You are a catalyst for bringing out his masculinity and if you help him see that, he will appreciate it.
Cut to the chase.
You both have been through your own experiences, struggles, and hardships. Chances are he probably wasn't even looking for a chase the first time but now, he definitely wants something simple and straightforward. If you have intentions, make them known.
Relax and enjoy his company.
He will be looking for someone to share common interests and values with, not someone who will try hard to conform to them. He will be ready to notice any tension or stress so he can avoid it. Try not to be too serious and help him notice that you enjoy the time you're spending with him.
There are plenty of great single men just waiting to meet you for the first time but you want to make the right first impression when he does. Show him you know what you're looking for and that he meets that criteria. Give him a lasting impression on your date so that he'll want to come back for more.
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