You are single, and you are in your forties. Everyone you know is either married, has kids, has long term partners, and you are feeling left out. There is no need to put yourself down because of that and there is no need to feel ashamed because of that. There is hope for you too. Just because you are in your forties doesnít mean that you canít date.
In contrary! Thanks to the internet, there are lots of places, websites, and apps that you can explore in order to find exactly what you are looking for. I understand, it can be quite awkward when you are the oldest person in the club or in a bar, but stay on the look out, because sometimes venues arrange special occasions, or parties, where you can meet middle aged people or singles in their forties, or over their forties. No one will judge you since they all understand why you are there. You want to have some fun, meet new people, maybe even hook up with someone. Thereís nothing wrong with that!
But if you are a bit too shy to attend events like that, there are plenty of other opportunities. Thanks to the fact that people are a bit more open about what they like, apps such as Tinder or Okcupid can be of great help. You can put in the age range that is suitable for you. Maybe even match or get a spark going with someone younger or older than you. Which ever you prefer. When you Google websites for dating over forty, just make sure that you arenít signing up for one of those Sugar Daddy or Sugar Mommy websites. Otherwise, you can surely count on it that your money will be gone.
Other apps that might help you are: PlentyOfFish. People have found husbands and wives thanks to this app, and itís the most used dating app right after Tinder. Then there is an app called Match. You do have to pay for it, but users say that itís worth every penny. They claim that over 75% of their users are over thirty, so your chances to find someone in your age range are automatically way bigger. In other words, you might have more potential with this app.
Before checking out a site or an app, see what your goal is. Do you just want a hook-up, or are you looking for a potential life partner? You may have to pay a monthly fee for good dating apps or websites, but that just means that they are more reliable.
Also another tip, donít be discouraged if itís not working right away. And donít blame your age because of that! You are in your forties, you are single and you are ready to mingle! Put on clothes that make you feel good, prep yourself up a bit and take some good photos and you are good to go. Maybe even ask some friends what they think about them, or if they have any tips on where to go.