Myths About Dating

Sticking with the dating theme I thought it was about time I done some myth busting. Some people have different opinions about dating and how it's done. Last time I talked about the unwritten rules but that doesn't mean to say there are actual rules for dating, it's more common sense and personal preference. What works for one won't always worth for another.

You might find the love of your life on somewhere like adult dating, where as others may use Southampton dating site if they're in or local to Southampton, someone might create a profile on over 50s dating and meet the person of their dreams, you can never judge what or when something will or won't happen.

I think people expect too much too soon, they create a profile on Oxford dating site or Suffolk dating site for example and think that the first person to take an interest will be the one. It's about keeping your options open in the beginning, just because one method doesn't work. You could throw the towel in with the first few sites and be on the verge of giving up, sometimes it's worth sticking it out and trying something else. It's like me never using Instagram again because I found my husband to be on Facebook, it doesn't make sense. Just because the love of your life wasn't in Oxford, doesn't mean they won't be in Staffordshire and have a profile on Staffordshire dating site, even better if you like road trips! Expect less and you'll be less disappointed.

 I'm more of a you've gotta kiss a few frogs kind of believer, that doesn't mean you can't have fun. Dating is exciting! It doesn't matter if it's a new date or the same date for 50 years, it should always be fun, keeping the spark is harder than lighting the spark. Don't force it, if it happens then great, if not then on to the next. A dating conveyor belt so to speak. Flattering eh?

5 Myths About The Dating Game - and it truly is a game, roulette maybe?

Myth 1 - Men and Women lose their sex drive after 50.
What a load of rubbish! Research shows certain medical conditions that are age related do make it more difficult for an older generation to have sex, it doesn't mean they don't want to or can't. Research shows that more than 50% of post menopausal women felt happier and more fulfilled between the ages of 50 and 65. Have you ever seen the show Grace and Frankie on Netflix? That explains it ALL!

Myth 2 - Older men and women want a partner of the same age.
Says who? Age is a number and there's absolutely nothing stopping an older person being compatible or attracted to a younger person and vice versa. Never assume.

Myth 3 - People who are divorced or have children have more baggage.
Hell no! I've never been married, divorced or given birth and I've got my fair share of baggage, believe me! Never judge a book by it's cover or stereotype people. There's nothing worse than being categorised for something that once made you happy. Life goes on.

Myth 4 - Men are more attracted to slimmer females with a small appetite.
Really? My man must be a different species then because he loves nothing more than us being together filling our faces with big juicy steaks or pizza's, he knows I'm not a rabbit who lives on lettuce and carrot, I'm a girl with curves with an appetite. Body image doesn't define you as a person.

Myth 5 - Men don't need compliments.
Why is that? Why doesn't a man want to feel good about himself? Why wouldn't be want to know what you like or love about him? Why wouldn't he want to feel good and have his ego stroked every now and again. Of course men should receive compliments! Us woman shout enough about equality, now let's practice it too.

That's my myth busting over with. I hope you've found this post a little helpful if you're in the dating game yourself, or maybe a close friend or family member is and you want to offer them some advice.

Good luck meeting the one! Cliché!

25 comments

  1. Nice to read and clearing all our myths about dating. After 50 people are interested which is good to know. Now I will start complementing my man as per you man also feel happy when appreciated.

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    1. That's nice to hear! I'm so glad you've took something positive from this post. Have fun complimenting your man, I'm sure he will appreciate it.

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  2. As a plus size girl, I have to say that someone's size doesn't define who you are or how your dating life is going to be. I am in a very happy marriage with my husband and compliments go both way!

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    1. I totally agree with you! Love comes from within and isn't about the shape, size, skin colour or any other personal aspect of someone else. A deeper connection is worth a million more than any beauty that is only met by the eye. Keep those compliments flowing Kallia

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  3. These are great!!! Definitly myths. I know many people where the girls are 5-10 years older than the guys. It's definitly a myth.

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    1. It really is. So many people have these preconceptions but it's often the opposite! Most people assume a man wants a younger woman, but there's lots of men that desire a more mature woman and vice versa

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  4. Totally agree with this post! Especially myth 4... I would say the exact opposite. Men prefer women that are not obsessed with their weight and don't always order a salad.

    xoxo,
    Gabi

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  5. Great tips if you are looking to date! There are 12 years between my dad and his wife! - star harford

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  6. I hope these are myths, I've been out of the dating game for a while, but ready to get back in.

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  7. Size really doesn't matter. I am so happy you and your husband enjoy little things together:) I believe we all need some daring tips, and these will be helpful in future. Thanks!

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  8. After kissing many a frog, I finally thought I'd found my Prince Charming back in 2006. We've been together ever since, but recently all we seem to do is argue. I feel like our relationship is now coming to an end. And I'm absolutely DREADING being back on the dating scene. I might just not bother LOL

    Louise x

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  9. Myth #4 is definitely a myth! Before I started dating, I thought men wanted girls who are reed thin. That mindset changed when I started dating my husband. He said, "women are more critical of other women. We don't want sticks for girlfriends. We want women who have meat on their bones." Yay! One of the reasons I married this man.

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  10. Great choice of myths and really good responses to each of them. True love really transcends all the myths and you certainly do appreciate it when you find it.

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  11. I absolutely love these! Lol. Especially #2 because I personally prefer a man that's older than me. I'm 33 and typically am attracted to men in tbeir late 40's or 50's, and I have no clue why lol.

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  12. These are definitely myths. Age or size doesn't matter when it comes to falling in love. It's matter of heart.

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  13. I completely agree with everything you say especially myth 4. Me and my hubby enjoy eating out and also we enjoy cooking for each other and then we eat a lot :) I have gained 2 kg since we moved together.

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  14. I really did like your list of myths that you have here. And being a male I really do appreciate that last one. Men do need compliments. Respect is such a big thing to us, and I don't think people understand that.

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  15. Loved this! Its true, there are so many crazy myths surrounding dating but love is a matter of the heart and age, size etc... Shouldn't matter.

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  16. These myths are just that myths. I think everyone has a different situation and that is what makes us all unique. And we all come with baggage

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  17. Oh I love this! It's great to dispel some dating myths and know that should my marriage end any time soon, there's hope for me yet 50+

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  18. I'm not looking to date ever again, but the thing about men needing compliments too is so true!

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  19. This is fantastic list. There are so many myths out there that people actually believe when it comes to dating. Sometimes you need a reminder that they don't really exist.

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  20. Great post. Such an awesome list. These are all myths. Age or size doesn't matter or define love.

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  21. Very interesting article, it definitely has a few things I didn't know. It really does show that age does not matter :)

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  22. I really enjoyed reading this! I haven't dated much so it was interesting learning these new things!

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