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

Over 40 dating can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the world of online dating. But it doesn’t have to be! EliteSingles is a dating community full of over 40 singles looking for serious relationships. If you’re looking for a relationship after 40 but you’re not sure where to start, then you’re in the right place. Meet and chat with mature, intelligent, and professional singles looking to meet the man or woman of their dreams.
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Modern Over 40 Dating in the UK

Over 40 dating is different. Just like how dating at every stage in your life is completely different than the one preceding it. It’s likely that you’ve been in a longterm relationship, perhaps even been married, and now you’re single and looking for someone to share a commitment with. But that doesn’t mean that over 40s dating doesn’t hold the same thrill of excitement, adventure, and romance that it did before. In fact, unlike dating in your 20s or 30s, you’re now a confident, self-possessed, and professional person who knows what they want out of a relationship.

Knowing what you want is the best place from which to use modern dating sites for over 40s singles. If you’re new to the world of online dating then one of the first rules of dating etiquette is to be your best authentic self. One in five relationships in the UK begin on the internet and there are nine million of us trying to find love online every day!

Online dating is no longer something that’s whispered. In fact, it’s likely most of your single friends and family are using a dating website right now. So toss out any preconceived notions and go into over 40s dating with an open mind and an honest heart. Meeting single men or women over 40 is easy once you’ve picked the best dating site for you.

Why Choose EliteSingles for Over 40s Dating?

Picking the right dating site is a personal choice. It’s important to consider what you want, who you want to meet, and what’s going to fit in your work-life balance. We happen to be one of the best over 40s dating websites around. Thousands of singles find love through EliteSingles and 155,000+ new members join our premium dating site every month. EliteSingles caters specifically to the over 30s, meaning we have a huge pool of over 40s members looking for love every month.

EliteSingles is a dating website focused on finding our members matches that could lead to a long-lasting relationship. We help our members get the best matches through our matchmaking process which is informed by our thorough personality test. Our personality test is based on the trusted Five Factor Personality psychological model. This gives us an insight into what’s important to you in a relationship, the kind of person you want to meet, and what personality traits your partner needs for a relationship to succeed. Once you’ve completed the test we’ll start sending you 3-7 matches per day, no swiping or searching required!

You can also input your own specific criteria. So, if you’re a single parent and you’d like to meet someone in the same situation, you can specify that when you sign up. EliteSingles is an inclusive website, catering to singles from all walks of life. From Christian dating to Pakistani dating, LGBT singles to pet lover dating, we’ve got you covered!

Tips for Dating After 40

Being 40 and single can come with an influx of tips, tricks, and solutions on how to stay fun and flirty after 40. Is that you though? Think about what your goals and plans are for the future, how do you want to achieve them? What about hobbies or milestones that you’d like to hit?

Thinking about dating starts with thinking about yourself and what you want out of a relationship and the next years of your life. Be your authentic self and be honest about what you want. People respect when someone is in control of their life, so don’t try and be something you’re not for the sake of landing a date. Chances are that being yourself will lead to more successful dating and satisfying conversations.

If you’re unsure where to start then check out some of our tips below on how to make the best out of over 40s dating.

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Finding Like-Minded Love

One of the great things about dating in your 40s is the life experience you’ve garnered over the years, coupled with what you’ve learnt about yourself, mean you know 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, and personality. Giving you more time to focus on your career, family, friends - all the while still chatting to new people online.

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Over 40 Dating On The Go

Another great advantage of signing up with 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 supermarket, 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? 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 dating magazine.