A rising divorce rate and the tendency to marry late have opened up dating possibilities for the 40 plus group like never before. Men and women who are comfortably settled in their professions have greater resources at their disposal and can spend more on dating. But often they don’t know where to look. So if you are seeking 40 plus men to date, here are the top ten places you should check out.
- A special interest society
Join a hobby club which has members from both sexes. It may be a society for book lovers, photographers, avid hikers or anything that brings people together of special interests and wider resources. Better still sign up for a dance class at an upscale address or wine appreciation course which are likely to draw in the well-heeled among men. Be guided by your own interests because if others see you having a good time, they will be interested in joining you. Finally whether or not you meet the right men you are sure to learn something new and interesting.
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- Sports bars
No matter what your friends tell you about where they met their partners, bars continue to rank high as meeting places despite the doubtful reputation that they have acquired. You could in fact better your chances in meeting the right guy by frequenting upscale sports bars located around consulting chambers of professionals like doctors and lawyers. People seldom go far out of their usual way when looking for a drink after a busy day at office. So after you walk into a sports bar and get a drink, ask the server to turn on the Red Sox game. Then turn to the decent-looking guy sitting next to you and ask what he thinks of team’s chances against the opponents.
- Office parties
Ask a friend or a cousin if you can accompany him to the social at his office. It will give you more chances of finding a date as compared to parties at your own office where you know most of the people anyway. At office socials you can safely assume that all the people present have decent jobs and so you are unlikely to be wasting your time with people of uncertain circumstances. Moreover your pal can give you valuable insider information on what particular people to avoid like the weirdo with the silk fetish or the guy with the twenty-nine cats.
- Professional meetings
If you are looking to meet suitable men over forty, go to places frequented by the serious professionals. Attend lectures, workshops and seminars on variety of subjects. While some of them may allow free entrance for all, the more formal among these may require invitations or at least a fee. See if you can wrangle an invite from a friend or a co-worker. However you can be more or less certain of finding successful people at such events. So, after you have made your choice you can discuss the dangers of global warming over a delicious cup of coffee and plan how to meet again.
- The neighborhood dog park
Borrow a friend’s or neighbor’s dog and head for the nearest dog park. Your friends may joke about buying a dog to get a man but it is actually amazing how quickly people open up when they see each other walking dogs. So if you spot a good-looking, forty plus man walking his dog, stop by and compliment on his pet’s shiny coat. Then ask how he does it and before you know, you both may be asking things about each other while your dogs strain away heartily at the leashes.
- The driving range
Pick up a golf club from a garage sale and head for your local driving range. There is, in fact, no need to know golf at all, since that is exactly why you are at the range – to practice! After you have smacked a few balls and looked happily incompetent, you could ask the nice-looking guy in the next lane to offer you some advice. However if your resources permit, you could even join a golf club. Not only will the view be better but the people you meet are more likely to be successful professionals.
- Charity benefit dinners
There are all sorts of charity meets that you could explore to check out the guys who frequent them. Since they all involve contributing some money, it is more or less certain that the patrons have the dough to spare. The charity benefits could range from the very elite $500 a plate dinners to your local fund raising event for animal shelters. Look around and should you happen to see someone you like, go ahead and ask him why he supports this particular charity.
- Specialty liquor store
Saunter to the liquor section of a department store and head for the place where they keep their most expensive Scotch. Or hang around the guy buying the single-malt Scotch and look suitably confused. If he exhibits the least sign of polite enquiry, ask him what he would recommend since he obviously looks like a guy who knows his liquor. Watch him beam with pleasure and get ready for a pleasant evening.
- Electronic goods fairs
This is not just a place for the geeks and ‘wired nuts’. Men love electronics and you can seriously expect successful over 40 single males to be gazing lovingly at the latest home theater systems. Act like you want to buy a laptop and while you do that, check out the nice-looking guy helping you out.
- Sign up with a dating service
These days there are several dating services that cater to special professional and age groups. So sign up with one that is targeted at successful over 40 singles and millionaires past 40 looking for dating opportunities. Dating services cost more than dating websites but come with several advantages like doing a background check on potential candidates and some will even match you up with suitable dates.
There are numerous opportunities to meet single and successful, over 40 men. You only need to know where to look for them and then you are ready to have a good time. And, who knows, you may even come across that special someone!