Common Myths Dispelled: Why Dating After 50 Can Be Super Fun

In a society that is so obsessed with youth, it is easy to forget that today’s 50-year-olds are worlds apart from what quinquagenarians were like just a few decades ago. Perhaps now is a good time to debunk some of the false myths related to dating after 50.

The Myths And The Truth About Dating After 50

Let’s take a look at the most widespread myths regarding middle-aged people dating, as we explain why each one of them is false.

Myth #1: 50-year-olds don’t have enough energy to date. While this may have been true a few decades ago, in actual fact things are very different today. Today people in their 50s have great health, they enjoy a high standard of living and have a completely different lifestyle compared to that of decades ago. People in their 50s are now strong, healthy and full of beans.

Myth #2: People in their 50s don’t have the desire for physical contact. This is one of the biggest myths. People never lose their interest in or need for intimacy. By contrast, as we mature, we gain experience and become better romantic partners. In fact, it is more likely that a partner in their 50s will have enough experience to know how to make his partner happy.

Myth #3: Middle-aged people are narrow-minded. As with most generalizations, there is very little truth in this claim. In reality, people can be narrow-minded at every age – it is up to the individual to see life in an open way and be more accepting and modern in his views. Today’s 50-year-olds are up-to-date and sometimes even more modern in their views than 20-year-olds. We can thank their high levels of education and the media for it.

Myth #4: 50-year-olds carry too much emotional weight. To be fair, this is not factually wrong. But the way you interpret life experiences is totally up to you. Some might say that people in the fifth decade of their lives are carrying emotional baggage that may be a burden for their relationships. Others, however, may see it in a totally different light. As we grow older, we become more multi-dimensional by discovering that life is not black and white. People dating after 50 may have high standards (because they can compare with what they know), but they are also more empathic, understanding and insightful.

As with most things in life, age is a matter of perspective. If you are dating in your 50s, you should not let anyone categorize you just on the basis of your age. If you are thinking about dating someone in their 50s, you should not judge them on a criterion so shallow as age, depriving yourself of what may be a chance of finding true love.

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Be Mesmerized By The Effortless Charm Of Zagreb

If she were a lady, Zagreb would be a young, supercool, educated, clever and upbeat girl. The kind that needn’t try hard to capture your imagination, the kind of girl you see on your way and instantly know you want to discover.  The secret charm of Zagreb makes it a city that doesn’t try to lure you into a visit by making promises, but it keeps you by making memories. Read more.

Give Into The Charm Of Zagreb, A Vibrant Capital

The Croatian capital is brimming with life. From the small and buzzing terrace cafes to the up-and-coming gastronomic scene of the place and the lively nightlife of Zagreb, this is a city made for fun. There are a number of music bars and live venues for fans of any kind of music, from pop and rock to dance – like KSET, Sirup, and Tvornica Kulture – so this youthful city literally never sleeps.

The vibrant atmosphere of the city adds to the charm of Zagreb
Zagreb is full of life, day and night.

Museums Everywhere

But Zagreb is also cultured. In fact, it holds the record for being the city with the most museums per capita than any other city in the world. They cover such a vast variety of topics that you can go from the swanky “Museum of Contemporary Art”  to the “Tortureum” – Museum of Torture, and from the vast “Mimara” to the strangely appealing museum for love-affairs-gone-awry, the famous “Museum of Broken Relationships”.

The Mimara Museum is another thing adding to the charm of Zagreb.
Mimara Museum is an art museum housing the collection of Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara.

An Architectural Mixtape

Zagreb can’t hide its past. And it doesn’t want to either. The city’s architecture is living testament to the important historic changes Croatia has undergone. The Austrian and Hungarian architectural styles, the communist structures and the minimalist, modern-day buildings are all there reminding the visitor of this city’s important past and promising present.

The National Theatre museum adds a little more to the architectural charm of Zagreb.
The National Theatre in Zagreb is a fine example of the city’s architecture.

Getting Around In Zagreb

The one thing to know is that Zagreb is divided into three parts: the thousand-year-old Upper Town (Gornji Grad), where you can see the Presidential Palace, the St Mark’s Church – with the amazing roof where carefully-placed tiles form the coat of arms of Zagreb (a white castle on a red background) and the Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia – the Croatian Parliament (Sabor), museums and galleries. Then, there’s the 19th century Lower Town (Donji Grad) with many shops, restaurants, cafes, theaters and parks. The third part of Zagreb is the more modern post-WW II area of New Zagreb (Novi Zagreb), where you will see much more modern high-rise buildings.

If you like walking, this city is ideal for you. Most of the things to see in Zagreb are within walking distance and a stroll in the romantic cobbled streets of the Upper Town under the light of gas lamps is highly recommended for couples. If you get tired, you can always hop on one of the iconic blue trams running across the city.

Discover the charm of Zagreb in romantic Gornji Grad.
Wander through the gas-lit streets of Gornji Grad.

Outdoor Sports

Because of its geographical location, where east meets west, Zagreb offers outdoor activities throughout the year. In the warmer months you can visit the Jarun Lake for water activities like sailing and swimming,  and in the colder months skiing at Mt. Medvednica (which is very easy to reach) is the preferred activity for visitors and locals alike.

Romantic Jarun Lake adds to the charm of Zagreb
Jarun Lake is one of the places Zagrebians flock to in the warmer months

Let the understated charm of Zagreb guide you through its cobbled streets, markets, museums, cafes and restaurants and fall in love with this wonderful city’s cool personality.

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You Are Doing This Every Day And It’s Destroying Your Relationship

In relationships that have been going on for a while, it is common to have arguments over the smallest of things. If you have an argument about something very silly and trivial and you can’t fathom what’s really brought it on, it may be that there are other, deeper causes for it. Read about some of the mistakes you may be making in your everyday life that are destroying your relationship little by little.

How These Habits Are Destroying Your Relationship

When the first period of your relationship is over, it is easy to make certain mistakes unbeknownst to you, really thinking they are perfectly alright and not realizing they may be the cause for much of the friction in your relationship.

Not giving yourself alone time. Being in a relationship is time-consuming and you will, of course, enjoy being with her. While it may be true that you need to spend time together and experience things in common, it is also vital that you save some time for yourself. Being consumed in a relationship is wrong because it essentially changes who you are and it deprives you of the air you need to breathe. Not having time to yourselves can cause bitterness and resentment, so leave some time aside for you and only you.

Making her spend too much time with your friends. Another relationship problem related to what you do with your time arises when you insist on both of you spending big chunks of it with your mates. As we said earlier, saving time for you is a must, so you can hang out with your friends during that time. Of course, it isn’t bad to invite her along sometimes and hang out together. However, you should remember that, as much as you love your friends, she is not just a friend – she is your girlfriend, and you should be devoting time to her too.

Not really listening. It is easy to make this mistake. As we get to know our other half we might feel we know enough and stop listening. Could be down to tiredness after a log day at work, could be because you’ve heard some of it before, or simply because you don’t want to hear her complaints or criticism, but blocking her out is wrong. It is disrespectful and she will notice if you keep doing it, so while it may be (barely) ok that you pretend to be listening once in a while; if it happens frequently it is bound to eat away at your relationship.

Criticizing her in front of others. This is really big no. No matter what she has done, how wrong she may have been and how annoying you may be feeling, you should never put her down in public. Keep your criticism and advice for when you are alone, as belittling her in front of others – even your closest of people – will create an ugly gap between you. You should be united and act as a strong team. Members of a  team don’t turn against one another, they cover for each other.

Now that you know about these small but significant relationship mistakes, you can stop destroying your relationship and start fortifying it by making small steps every single day.

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