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Confront your fears You're never too old to find love, but that's not a message gay men hear very often. After years of "working on ourselves" and fighting social prejudice to gain self-esteem, many of us struggle to keep it. The gay community's — OK, let's get real, mostly the gay male community's — ageism. Who'd want you when there's some 30-year-old hottie turning everyone's heads at the gym? Focus instead on being your best self, no matter what your age.
"Within the gay community, negative stereotypes reinforce the belief that gay relationships are based solely on physical attraction, and that once youth starts to fade, we are unlikely to have any real or lasting relationships," says Rik Isensee, author of Are You Ready? And remember that the most important characteristics — loyalty, humor, intelligence and compassion — are ageless.
You're quick to assess if your date wants the same level of relationship as you, whether that's casual or committed.
You recognize dysfunction and mismatches faster now than you did when you were younger.
Especially at this stage of life, why would you want a relationship that doesn't bring you happiness?
I can think of something far worse than being single, gay and older. Dave Singleton works for AARP Publications and has written two books and numerous columns on dating and relationships.
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Then create a profile that reflects who are you, what you want and includes recent photos. Your date will wonder, "If he's not honest about his age, what other lies is he telling? Be self-aware, not rigid One advantage of age is self-awareness.
And, if you haven't already, try online dating, which is bringing new hope to those of us who don't have a ton of time or want to hang out at bars.Wear some decent clothes and clean up the background- No dirty dishes, clothes on the floor. As I’ve gotten older, my ideal date was a person that was kind, smart, emotionally intelligent. I wish all of you happiness and Keep on Aging Forward. : https:// ______________________________________________________ We do hold group and private life coaching at GLA40 for a small fee to help you over overcome obstacles that may interfere with your ability to have a fulfilled life.