(Assuming you’re trying to date in earnest, and not just trying to hook up.) But if you’re over 40, we’d advise you to avoid Tinder like the plague.
After all, it’s a young person’s space—period—and you should respect it as such.
Let’s face it: A big part of getting older—and making the most of your middle-age years—is accepting the fact that there are a few things that you should stop doing.
Just as you should curb your alcohol consumption and lead a less sedentary life into your 40s, you should also cut out certain lifestyle behaviors that are way beneath you, as well.
Instead, wow your partner with one of the 50 Relationship Quotes to Reignite Your Love.
The same could be said about partying in a fraternity or sorority house and binge-drinking until sick. Besides, in the age of You Tube, your children will never, ever, forgive you.
Yeah, we know, sometimes you just have to give in to the inner urge to act like a kid again and that’s fine. And for some feel-good tips on getting older, check out these 10 Ways to Feel Better About Your Body After 40.
But never, ever jump into the ball pit at your local Chuck E. For one, it’s kind of creepy, especially if there are kids in the pit. Especially if you live in a big city with public transportation, where literally no one wants to see your sooty feet.
But don’t think for a minute these dos and don’ts make life after 40 a drag.
If you’re dying to go sock-less, that’s fine—just slide on one of these amazing slip-on shoes.
Flaking on times and dates can be overlooked when you are younger.
If you are hitting middle age and still wearing a bra that makes your breasts bulge out and digs into your shoulders, it’s time to find a professional and get fit correctly.
Most department stores or specialty shops have someone who can help, so seek help now.