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If you’re recently divorced or single and back on the dating scene, there are definitely things you are looking for in a man now that perhaps never really mattered to you before. You’ve changed, babe. There are certainly some things you expect and others you won’t tolerate anymore at all, ever, under any circumstances.

We’ve grown and evolved, and we have set our standards high. We aren’t putting up with less than we deserve anymore. Here are 15 things women in their 50’s look for in a man. But wait. This list isn’t just for women over 50. Many women of all ages expect the same things.

Emotional Maturity

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Emotional maturity is essential for a man to have when dating a woman in her 50s. Women in their 50s have experienced a lot, and they want a man who can handle challenges in a calm and rational way. They seek a partner who won’t escape uncomfortable conversations or situations. In other words, man up!

Honesty

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Seriously. Don’t lie. Don’t lie on your dating profile, we’re gonna find out the truth. Don’t lie about your habits, your life, or any of it. What’s the point? The truth always reveals itself, and you end up looking like an *ss. Just be honest and save yourself, and us women, a lot of trouble and embarrassment, not to mention time.

Common Values

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Shared values are crucial for any successful relationship, especially for adults over 50. They want a partner who shares their core beliefs and values. This includes everything from politics to religion, how you see the world and your contribution to improving it.

Romance and Affection

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Flowers, chocolates, little kisses on the neck, cute text messages. You get the idea. Is this too much to ask for? Is romance dead? Women still love all those things, even if we are in our 50s. Or wait, no matter what age we are! We love all these romantic gestures.

Passion

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And not just in the bedroom. Women in their 50s want a partner who’s passionate about life, love, and everything in between. Whether it’s pursuing a new hobby or career path, we want to have someone by our side who’s equally passionate about life. When you lose passion, you lose zest, become boring, and stagnate. Don’t do that. 

Financial Stability

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Look, we don’t need you to be a millionaire, but we also don’t need or want to support or bail you out of financial difficulty. If you don’t have your finances in order by this stage of the game, chances are, the rest of your life is a mess, too! No thanx.

Good Hygiene

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You know, brush your teeth, wear deodorant, comb your hair, wear clean clothes. Take care of yourself. Why this even has to be mentioned is pathetic, but it does. If you don’t care about yourself, why should anyone else?

Open Minded

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Women in their 50s value a partner who is open to trying new things and seeing new perspectives. They want someone who isn’t afraid to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace new experiences. This openness will help keep the relationship exciting and fresh. We like a man who will say “yes” without even giving it a second thought. 

Good Listening Skills

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We’d love to find a man who is truly interested in what we have to say, no matter how little or silly it is, and who actively engages in conversation—someone who cares about how our day really was and is keen to hear all about it.

Have a Good Sense of Humor

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Life is way too short to take everything seriously. A good sense of humor is a must. It’s important to laugh at ridiculous things, even ourselves, if need be. We want our man to be super chill and laugh easily. Being uptight is exhausting.

Animal Lover

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You must love dogs, cats, hamsters, yard squirrels, or whatever. Well, animals in general, really. All of them. There’s a lot to be said about a man who loves and cares for other creatures besides himself. When we show love and compassion to animals, it says a lot about who we are.

Mental Stimulation

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You don’t have to be Rubik’s cube smart or have the IQ of a genius but have some sort of cerebral activity so we can carry on a good conversation. Women love mental stimulation. It’s exciting and sexy. We love a man we can sit and chat with long into the evening.

Shared Interests

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Shared interests are a fantastic way to bond and connect with a potential partner. Women in their 50s want a partner who shares some of their interests and hobbies. This doesn’t mean you need to have everything in common, but finding some common ground will help.

Be Kind

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You don’t need a reason to be kind. Be kind always and help people whenever you can. That’s the sign of a truly beautiful human being with empathy, compassion, and kindness.

Respect

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Respect for yourself, for me, for others, the planet. Everything. Respect truly is one of the best qualities any person can have. I mean, who doesn’t want to be treated with respect anyway?

How to Fully Embrace Life After 50

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Many women and men are afraid that life after 50 all goes downhill, but does it really? Are you living your life to the fullest?

3 Profound Thoughts to Help Turn a Bad Day Around

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Next time you’re having a bad day, try thinking of any of these three profound thoughts to turn your bad day around and turn the frown upside down.

10 Awesome Morning Affirmations to Boost Your Confidence

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These awesome morning affirmations will help you start your day right. If you feel a wee bit cranky when you wake up, say these!!

8 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Do Epic Stuff

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So many of us still live in mediocrity for fear of failing. This isn’t how to live. This is just existing. Here are 8 ways to get out of your comfort zone and live the life you want!

80 Things I Love About Myself: A Self-love Checklist For Women

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When was the last time you sat down and wrote out a self-love checklist? It’s important to remind yourself of all the wonderful things about you.

 

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