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Over 40 Dating: Your Love-Life Begins at Forty!

Whether you're seeking love for the first time or are starting again, over 40 dating can feel daunting. Not so online - having lost its stigma, most Britons now agree it's a great way to meet a future partner! EliteSingles is on hand to help you start an exciting new chapter in your life; home to mature, intelligent and successful singles, there's nowhere than here to be dating in your 40s!
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Dating In Your 40s: Searching for Serious

It's fair to say that once you start dating in your 40s, you're almost certainly taking the search for love seriously. Long gone are the days where cheap thrills and short flings were enough to keep you happy and - as a professional, a parent or simply an all-round responsible adult -  your love life has become more serious. And there's nothing wrong with that! Meeting and falling in love with a supportive, mature partner is a worthy priority in your life; the only problem is how to find them. 

No wonder that an increasing amount of the over 40 dating scene is moving online, with between 4-5% more over 40s taking to dating sites and dating apps for the first time over the past couple of years1. It's becoming such an essential tool for dating in your 40s, all you have to decide is which site suits you best...

Why EliteSingles? Over 40s Dating Online

Over 40 dating sites aren't in short supply, so it's important to find the one that works best for you. EliteSingles prides itself on the fact that our members are both successful and well-educated, as well as serious about their search for long-lasting love. If that sounds like you, you're in the right place!

The average age of our UK members is 44, which not only makes us a great place to start your own over 40 dating story but also means that we're designed to serve mature members. Our members aren't just mature either - 87% are educated to at least Bachelor Degree level. On top of that, our customer care team manually verify each and every new profile on our site, and thus we know that 100% of our members are genuinely looking for love. Demonstrably, EliteSingles is the place for mature, intelligent and genuine singles hoping to find a compatible partner. 

An inclusive site, catering for singles from every walk of life - from Christian singles to divorcees, LGBT singles to single parents - we rely on our intelligent matchmaking system to find potential partners who are perfect for you. Once you've signed up and taken our personality test, we send you 3-7 new matches a day (no trawling through endless profiles here!) and are determined to streamline and optimize your online dating experience. This is over 40s dating made simple!

Tips for 40 Plus Dating

The most important piece of advice for 40 plus dating is simple: don't stagnate. Stay active in your search for love because it's all too easy to rely on being set up by your wide circle of friends (a mere 17% end up liking their blind date2) or have blind faith that love will fall right into your lap. Whilst that's not impossible, the dating game isn't really like that in practice, so finding your own potential partners - whether that's online or offline - is the key to success. In over 40 dating, without doubt, you make your own luck!

And, of course, there are many great advantages to using EliteSingles too! For tips on how to get the very most out of our 40 plus dating service be sure to read the section below... 

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Finding Like-Minded Love

One of the great things about dating in your 40s is that - having experienced so much of life, and learnt so much about yourself - you are more discerning in knowing what to look for in a partner. Who wants to waste their time with bad matches? We certainly don't want to waste yours! Our intelligent matchmaking system is designed to find you compatible matches based on your location, education, income and personality. Every new member takes our unique personality test so we get a good sense of who you are - it takes a little time, but in the long-run could easily find you the like-minded love you crave! 

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Over 40 Dating On The Go

Another great advantage to signing up for EliteSingles is our handy dating app, available for both iOS and Android. Since we know the majority of our members are busy professionals, with little time in their schedule to search for a meaningful relationship, our purpose-built app is designed to help you find love whenever you have the time to. Imagine, you could find long-lasting love the next time you're heading into work on the morning train, in line at the market, or even waiting at the doctor's office!

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Dating With Kids

Whether they're still young or all grown up, being a single parent is much more common when you're dating in your 40s. It's only natural to fear that your children won't like your new partner, or vice versa, but is there really anything to worry about? The vast majority of our members - a staggering 82% no less - say they have no qualms about dating someone with kids. For more detailed advice on dating a single parent, as well as how to approach things with your children, read our guide in the EliteSingles online magazine.