50 dating again

Great news for the over 50s, this age can be the most sexually satisfying. Getting to know each other's bodies is always a challenge, especially for women.

Men shouldn't feel inadequate if they can't bring a woman to climax first time around—everyone is different and it's all about learning what works and what doesn't.

The great thing about sex in your 50s is that people are more confident, willing to try new things, and most importantly are more likely to communicate during sex. If you have an ex, then it's a question you're no doubt already familiar with.

There is only one way to find out, and that is to take a risk—the real question is: is that person worth the risk?

Find something that stirs your passions and places you in regular contact with the same people week after week.

Friendships will follow." The modern technological age has made it easier to reconnect with old friends through social media.

Any relationship that forms is more likely to be based on a shared value system, the same interests, the same legwork as opposed to a relationship based on chemistry alone, which, as we all know, is the quality that tends to fade first in a relationship." Most dating websites use algorithms—sort of like a secret recipe—to match people.

Websites are now more specialised you can date people over 50 only, or find music lovers, book lovers, or go even more niche and find people with similar kinks (eep! Paula Hall, a relationship counsellor at Relate says this of online dating: "Couples are more likely to be on a level playing field and share the same agenda.

Perhaps they find it easier to let go and be themselves.

If you've been in a relationship with one person for the last 10, 15, 20 years; or perhaps the sex in your previous relationship tailed off and you haven't had sex for a while; maybe you've been single for some time but haven't felt ready to get back in between the sheets, sex can seem daunting. It's likely your partner has the same concerns as you do and it's amazing how quickly this anxiety is out of the window to make way for pleasure.

Just because we get older doesn't mean we become less social, it may just require a little more effort.

Reaching out to friends as we get older is also beneficial to health. Levine, Ph D, the self-declared 'Friendship Doctor', has the following to say on the matter.