Flirting is ageless and open to everyone. Properly done, the process provides just enough intrigue to interest another person. Many people think they know all about attracting someone special. But we should accept the fact that flirting techniques can be changed when we become older. Seniors over 50 need new rules and new tools to regain their confidence and learn how to date again. If you’re considering mature dating but you’re not sure how to flirt, check out our flirting tips to help yourself feel more confident.
1) Keep it subtle
When you’re younger, clear advances and blatant innuendo can be effective flirting techniques, but they are not so beneficial for mature dating scene. It’s better not to rely on double entendres or risque jokes. Try implication instead of overt sexual flirtation and keep your conversation respectful and classy.
2) Benefit from etiquette
Formal etiquette still has its benefits and you can always use good manners as a form of flirtation. As a man over 50 you can pull out chairs, pay the bill, and offer your coat on a cold night. These are all ways to extend intimacy without violating any rules of politeness. In the female role, you can take a man’s arm while walking or engage in similar active behaviors.
3) Be honest
The effectiveness of pick-up lines certainly don’t work for anyone over 50. Older people have heard these lines often enough that they’ve lost all their charm. Instead of relying on this tired old technique, be honest. You might be surprised by your success in asking for a momentary conversation or a coffee date.
4) Make eye contact
Human beings learn a lot about each other from the first few moments of contact. As the person offers assistance to the flirter, it is important to look into the other person’s eyes. Smile at humor, but do not appear too eager. Just be yourself.