Ways dating is different after 40
When I was growing up, I thought dating ceased at approximately 25 to 27 years of age. Most "adults" I knew, like my older brother and cousins, were hitched by 27, so my theory made sense. By the age of 27, you are several years removed from college, likely already installed in a solid job, all those obligatory one-night-stands are out of the way, and you've had enough time to settle down and find "the one."
The idea of dating after 40 simply didn't exist. But while divorce rates have decreased, after a steady uptick, plenty of people re-enter the dating scene later in life. Here are the ways dating is different when you are 40 and over.